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.
What is this mysterious link between the land and the people of the American
West? Barbara Allen Bogart traveled the West searching for the stories people
tell about the places in which they live. She interviewed grizzled old-timers
and wide-eyed newcomers. She dug through dusty boxes in archives looking for
stories lost with time.
In Place records the stories she found, written in the voices of the storytellers
themselves. Sit down with them and hear tales of the West—first-hand
accounts of blizzards and bears, arid deserts and roaring floods, brides who
stayed and those who didn’t, tragic deaths and remarkable survival. Hear
the story of the American West told by people who have experienced it.
To share a place through story is to find a bond that cannot be broken while
the place is there. As we tell and listen to stories about a place, we come
to understand its effects on us. how its weather, its shapes and scents, its
patterns of light and shadow, its colors and forms have imprinted us with that
sense of familiarity that makes us call it home and makes us feel as though
we somehow belong there.
Barbara Allen Bogart studied literature and history at the University of Southern California, then earned an M.A. in literature from San Francisco University, and M.A. and Ph.D degrees in folklore from UCLA. She was a member of the American Studies faculty at the University of Notre Dame for ten years and served as director. She was Historian at the Wyoming State Museum, was Director of the Uinta County (Wyoming) Museum, owned a bookstore, and currently teaches courses for the University of Wyoming
Dr. Bogart has many years’ experience in oral history and folklore fieldwork, concentrating her research activities in the western states. She is the author of four other books, A Sense of Place: American Regional Cultures (1990), Homesteading the High Desert (1987), From Memory to History: Using Oral Sources in Local History Research (1981), and Images of America: Evanston (2000). She has also published many articles and essays on oral history, western history, and regional culture for professional journals.
She and her husband, Dan, lived in Evanston, Wyoming, until recently retiring and moving to Florida.
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