Jack, the Young Ranchman

Jack, the Young Ranchman

Author: George Bird Grinnell

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781776598236

Category: Fiction

Page: 251

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Jack Danvers is a sickly teenager more apt to spend his days inside reading rather than outside roughhousing and exploring. When his doctor recommends some outdoor time to allow Jack to build up his strength, it is decided that he should spend a few months helping out at his uncle's ranch in the Rockies. Will this bookworm be able to adapt to life in the Wild West?

Jack the Young Cowboy

Jack the Young Cowboy

Author: George Bird Grinnell

Publisher: FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY PUBLISHERS

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 119

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Jack's cowboy life began just as a great change was sweeping over the cattle range. Cattle had first been brought into the country only a few years before—old-fashioned long-horns driven up over the trail from Texas. In those days the people in the West were not many. Towns were small, farms almost unknown, wagon roads few. Except about the pastures of the larger ranches, there were no fences. Over most of the land the cowboy roamed alone. His seemed a life of romance. Free as the birds, he wandered over the wide range, going when and where he pleased. But this romance was only apparent. No man worked harder than he, or for less reward. His toilful days and short broken nights; his small pay and his poor food were recorded in the songs that he sang as he rode about the cattle. This was in the early days of the cattle industry. A little later, on the plains came a change from pioneer conditions to those approaching luxury. The earlier cattlemen in the North—those who ranged their stock on the Platte and the various forks of the Loup River—made great profits. Yet as time went on they saw competition constantly growing sharper and ranges being overstocked. As the news of their profits drifted eastward many young men, allured by the romance of the cowboy's life, and ignorant of its actual conditions, came into the cattle country. These believed that success with cattle was to be attained by riding about and watching the cattle increase and grow, and shipping them to market when they had grown. They were glad to be interested in a business at once so agreeable and so profitable; and many a one exchanged his money for a herd, a brand and some log buildings, and rode over the range awaiting the advent of his riches. Many of the early cattlemen sold their herds to the newcomers, who, somewhat later, discovered that with the cattle they had bought also much experience. These changes were in operation when Jack entered on his cowboy life.

Jack, the Young Ranchman

Jack, the Young Ranchman

Author: George Bird Grinnell

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783736814240

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

View: 491

Far away in the west, close to the backbone of the continent, lies the sage-brush country where the happenings described in the following pages took place. The story is about real things and about real people, many of whom are alive to-day. The ranch lies in the Rocky Mountains, in a great basin, walled in by mountains on every hand, and 7,500 feet above the level of the sea.

Jack, the Young Ranchman a Boy's Adventures in the Rockies

Jack, the Young Ranchman a Boy's Adventures in the Rockies

Author: Grinnell George Bird

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1318091799

Category:

Page: 258

View: 955

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Jack, the Young Ranchman; Or, a Boy's Adventures in the Rockies

Jack, the Young Ranchman; Or, a Boy's Adventures in the Rockies

Author: George Bird Grinnell

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1290447489

Category: History

Page: 334

View: 144

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

The Frontier Club

The Frontier Club

Author: Christine Bold

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199913022

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 424

From Hollywood films to novels by Louis L'Amour and television series like Gunsmoke and Deadwood, the Wild West has exerted a powerful hold on the cultural imagination of the United States. Beginning with Theodore Roosevelt's founding of the Boone and Crockett Club in 1887, Christine Bold traces the origins and evolution of the western genre, revealing how a group of prominent eastern aristocrats-a cadre she terms "the frontier club" -created and propagated the myth of the Wild West to advance their own self-interest as well as larger systems of privilege and exclusion. Mining institutional archives, personal papers, novels, and films, The Frontier Club excavates the hidden social, political, and financial interests behind the making of the modern western. It re-reads frontier-club fiction, most notably Owen Wister's bestseller The Virginian, in relation to federal policies and cultural spaces (from exclusive gentlemen's clubs to national parks to zoos); it casts new light on key clubmen, both the famous and the forgotten-figures such as Roosevelt, George Bird Grinnell, Silas Weir Mitchell, Henry Cabot Lodge, and Frederic Remington-while recovering the women on whom these men depended and without whom this version of the popular West would not exist; and it considers the costs of the frontier-club formula, in terms of its impact on Indigenous peoples and its marginalization of other popular voices, including western writings by African Americans, women, and working-class white men. An engaging cultural history that covers print culture, big-game hunting, politics, immigration, Jim Crow segregation, and environmental conservation at the turn of the twentieth century, The Frontier Club provides a welcome new perspective on the enduring American myth of the Wild West.

What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes

What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes

Author: Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547309215

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 294

View: 133

What Shall We Do Now? by Dorothy Canfield Fisher is an interesting collection of games for adults and children. Fisher's games are interesting in that they instill a sense of know-how in young children as preparation for the broader world. Excerpt: "​​In the following pages, which have something to say concerning most of the situations in which children find themselves, at home or in the country, out of doors or in, alone or in the company, a variety of answers will be found. No subject can be said to be exhausted, but the book is perhaps large enough. Everything which it contains has been indexed so clearly that a reader ought to be able to find what he wants in a moment."

Bibliography of the Blackfoot

Bibliography of the Blackfoot

Author: Hugh Aylmer Dempsey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810847620

Category: History

Page: 245

View: 601

Now in paperback. In this book, the compilers have brought together more than 1,800 references to literature relating to the Blackfoot. About one third of the citations are annotated, and an author index and a general index simplify the utilization of this valuable resource tool.

Children's Literature

Children's Literature

Author: Erle Elsworth Clippinger

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664640116

Category: Fiction

Page: 887

View: 296

"Children's Literature" by Erle Elsworth Clippinger, Charles Madison Curry. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The American Cowboy

The American Cowboy

Author: Joe B Frantz

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806155999

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 719

The cowboy, America’s most popular folk hero, appeals to millions of readers of novels, histories, biographies, and folk tales. Cowboys command a vast audience on country radio, television, and at the movies, but what exactly is a cowboy? Authors Joe B. Frantz and Julian Ernest Choate, Jr., reveal the real, dyed-in-the-wool cowboy as a heroic being from the American past, who richly deserves to be understood in terms of reality, instead of myth. Here, then, is the definitive portrait of the American cowboy—in frontier history and in literature—reexamined, revitalized, and set in the proper perspective. Many exciting accounts of cowboy life have been presented by such talented writers as J. Evetts Haley, J. Frank Dobie, Wayne Gard, Walter Prescott Webb, Edward Everett Dale, Helena Huntington Smith, Ramon F. Adams, and C. L. Sonnichsen. But Frantz and Choate see the cowboy in relation to the entire panorama of western history and as part of a continuing tradition: “The American cowboy has carved a niche—niche nothing, it’s a gorge—in American affection as a folk hero, and in this role we have surveyed him.” The American Cowboy: The Myth and the Reality is illustrated with sixteen pages of the great cowboy photographs made more than a century ago by Erwin E. Smith.