Seeking Pleasure in the Old West

Seeking Pleasure in the Old West

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Baker & Taylor
Enhanced by period photographs and drawings, an entertaining study of leisure activities in the Old West draws on journals, memoirs, and other firsthand accounts to capture saloons, church socials, cotillions, spelling bees, community picnics, gambling, and more

Blackwell North Amer
Spelling bees and Saturday night shoot-'em-ups, quilting parties and gambling dens - here is David Dary's wonderfully entertaining roundup of the myriad ways in which Americans amused themselves in the Old West, from the time the first Europeans ventured across the Great Plains in the early nineteenth century until the coming of radio in the early twentieth.
Abundantly and delightfully illustrated with period drawings and photographs, this is a history to own and enjoy, a fascinating visit to old times in the Old West.

Baker
& Taylor

Enhanced by period photographs and drawings, an entertaining study of leisure activities in the Old West draws on journals, memoirs, and other firsthand accounts to capture saloons, church socials, cotillions, spelling bees, community picnics, gambling, and more. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1995
ISBN: 9780394561783
0394561783
Branch Call Number: 978 DAR
Characteristics: 352p. : ill. ; 25cm

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