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Title:
Christmas in the Old West
Author:
Travers, Sam, 1959-
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Publication Information:
Missoula, Mont. : Mountain Press Pub. Co., 2003.
Physical Description:
vii, 291 pages; 21 x 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780878424603
Format :
Book

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From the Corps of Discovery's hungry, lonely Christmas at Fort Clatsop to mining-camp turkey shoots to ranchers' Christmas dances, Sam Travers show us the joys and challenges of "keeping Christmas" in a rough frontier setting.


Table of Contents

Dear Readerp. vi
A Western Christmas Timelinep. vii
Introduction: Christmas on the Wild Frontierp. 1
Undaunted Christmas: Explorers, Fur Traders, and Other Trailblazersp. 3
The Spirit of Christmas Posts: Forts and Military Campsp. 29
I Won't Be Home for Christmas: Yuletide in the Middle of Nowherep. 67
The Stockings Were Hung: Homesteaders and Settlersp. 119
A Glorious Time Is Assured: Community Celebrationsp. 167
Old-Time Christmas Funp. 241
Butter the Size of an Egg? Vintage Weights, Measures, and Kitchen Termsp. 275
Domestic Terms from the Western Trail and Homesteadp. 276
Bibliographyp. 277
Thanksp. 281
Recipe Indexp. 283
General Indexp. 285