Here's a sampling of High Plains titles on Wyoming and the West: history, outlaws and lawmen, women, poetry, memoirs, and other perspectives of the West. For more information click on the image of the book.
Follow the Boys of Company K to Wyoming during the Civil War.
The inside story of the life of Butch Cassidy.
Poems that will change the way the world looks at women in ranching.
A side of the military you never read about—the official U.S. Army Laundresses.
Did Tom Horn commit the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell for which he was hanged?
The story of the horse that became the symbol of Wyoming
A risky living from Indians and explorers.
A road trip for a cause...on a donkey.
“We drove all the way across Wyoming last summer. There’s nothing
Often people who say this have driven through Wyoming via Interstate 80.
The disgruntled tourist have two complaints—monotony and desolation.
More that Meets the Eye makes traveling across southern Wyoming fun, whether
by car, bus, bicycle, or armchair. If you get bored with the Interstate you
can take an alternate looping route, including a national scenic byway.
If you stay on I-80, you can see archaeological digs, dinosaur fossils, wild
horses, antelope, and a lot of other sights you can’t find just anywhere.
But you won’t come upon many tourist traps: No “chicken feathers
or tomahawks,” to quote anthropologist Chuck Reher.
People give places life. More that Meets the Eye focuses on Wyoming people
who live and work along I-80: miners, ranchers, artists, activists, a race
track owner, a geologist, a service station owner, lawmen, anthropologists,
You can read this book in any order. If you’re in a hurry and you’re
driving from sunrise to moonrise, scan the overviews en route and leave the
interviews to read at your leisure. But you don’t have to be driving
across Wyoming to appreciate what people in this book have to say. You don’t
have to leave home at all.
Mary Ann Trevathan grew up in New York State, attended college in Pennsylvania, then headed West to teach English in a small Wyoming high school. She married a Virginian, lived in Wyoming for eight years, and still spends most summers there. She lives now in Morro Bay California, where she writes freelance articles for magazines and newspapers.
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