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by John Milton Cutter.
This 1917 guide told tourists, pleasure seekers, and medical patients about this early
national park and city and how to use and enjoy both. It had been telling them that, in
fact, since 1873, and was now in its 61st edition! Fees, services, and even the local
climate were all explained as part of the amenities of "America's greatest health and
pleasure resort". This booklet shows glimpses of buildings and scenes that are gone.
It suggests social and recreational pursuits that were available then. The total picture
reveals the grand and also the ordinary, a cross-section of the park and the city that
Photographs. 53 pages.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-057-7. Order #:
by A. Van Cleef.
Early history of what is now Hot Springs National Park. Author made a visit to the
federal spa reservation--describing sensations, types of baths, origins and mineral
content of waters and springs, physicians (from able practitioners to quacks), and how the
people of the town lived.
Illustrated with engravings. 20 pages.
Order #: VIST0008 paper$3.95
by Alexander R. Boteler, John E. P. Daingerfield, and F. B. Sanborn.
Here are three accounts of Brown's daring and patriotic (in his mind) but foolhardy
attempt to rally the nation against slavery. Alexander R. Boteler was a West Virginia
congressman who witnessed the fight. John E. P. Daingerfield was a prisoner who witnessed
the fight at the engine house where the rebels holed up. F. B. Sanborn was a radical
abolitionist. Sentenced to be hung for murder, treason, destruction of property,
insurrection, and inciting slaves to rebel, Brown regretfully predicted that the only
remaining solution to the problems of slavery in a "free society" was civil war.
Foreword is by Neal F. Randell, National Park Service Park Interpreter at Harpers Ferry
National Historical Park.
Engravings of period scenes and of John Brown's men. 32 pages.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-055-3. Temporarily out-of-print but could be
reprinted with an expressed interest. Order #:
by H. C. Hovey.
An early exploration of America's most famous cavern. Gives cave's early history, how
it was formed, ways the cave was visited, cave guides and their methods, underground
boating, lamps, eyeless fish, cave formations of stalactites, "bottomless" pit,
hopes for future preservation (it's a national park now).
Cave tour is illustrated with engravings of underground scenes. 24 pages. ISBN-10: 0-89646-054-1.
Order #: VIST0054 paper$3.95.
Saint Louis in 1884: "the future
great city of the
by William Henry Bishop.
Belching clouds of dark smoke coming from the city's factory chimneys were cited as
proof that St. Louis was indeed prosperous! Early, the city was a supply depot on the west
bank of the Mississippi River for emigrants heading across the plains. Native stone
architecture in the city is described, as are the centers of retail trade, parks, schools,
and public buildings. Reprinted from Harper's New Monthly Magazine.
Period engravings are added to the text. 24 pages. ISBN-10: 0-89646-024-X.
Order #: VIST0024 paper$3.95
Three Days at Gettysburg--July 1,
2, & 3, 1863
Temporarily out-of-print, except for scuffed copies (see below).
by General Henry J. Hunt, Chief of Artillery of the Army of the Potomac.
Our author was on the field directing the artillery for the U.S. and relates his
experiences and those of other units during these 3 tragic days when the Southern Army of
Confederates seemed within striking distance of Washington, D.C., the nation's capitol. A
preface written by the National Park Service Research Historian opines that Hunt's story
is "readable and informative, and may be the best introductory history of this great
Civil War battle." The battle was great, too, in the sense of the wounded, missing,
or dead during these 3 days, estimated at 51,000!
Engravings are throughout the text. 64 pages.
Order #: VIST0036 paper$6.95
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