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Cutter's Official Guide to Hot Springs, Arkansas
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 grew together. more...

Photographs. 53 pages.

ISBN-10: 0-89646-057-6. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-057-7. Order #: VIST0057 paper$6.95

 

Saint Louis in 1884: "the future great city of the world."


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. more...

Period engravings are added to the text. 24 pages. ISBN-10: 0-89646-024-X. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-024-9. 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. more...

ISBN-10: 0-89646-036-3. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-036-2. Order #: VIST0036 paper$6.95

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