Story of the Great American West Author:Reader's Digest How did the first westerners build their cabins? How did an Indiana farmer of the 1820's clear his land? What was life like at a Spanish mission in the Southwest? How did the forty-niners dig for gold? How was the transcontinental railroad constructed? What was it like on the plains during a grasshopper plague? How did black miners, cowboy... more »s, and settlers fare out west?
You will find the answers to these and hundreds of other questions in this book, the most exciting and lavishly illustrated one-volume history of the West ever published. No other single books helps you to understand so well what life was really like for the westering pioneers.« less