Metz, James I.; Editor.
Title Prairie, Pines, and People: Winnebago County in a New Perspective.
Publisher Oshkosh, Wisconsin: Oshkosh Northwestern Co., (1976). First Edition.
Seller ID ess4678
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters & illus., [xiv] + 404 pp. Very Good, with light edgewear. From Preface: History is not, as many seem to believe, something that happened some place else. There is no need to journey far to gaze over the same vistas that beckoned the fabled adventurous pioneers to the West. They are about you. Personalities larger than life did not exist only in romanticized tales of the wild West of the 1870s and 80s. They were here in the 1830s, and for decades before and after; before by a hundred years, in fact, the white man's probing of the Rockies. They lie amouldering in Winnebago County soil, many of them. The two hundredth anniversary of the birth of the United States is an appropriate time to take stock of what has gone before...