West of Wichita: Settling the High Plains of Kansas, 1865-1890

West of Wichita: Settling the High Plains of Kansas, 1865-1890

This volume, which presents a "slice-of-life" on the Plains during its early settlement, adds rich detail to our understanding of the struggle for survival in a harsh landscape that tested the hardiest pioneer. Miner concentrates not only on the major economic events of the period—railroad building, Indian raids, the grasshopper invasion of 1874, the blizzard of 1886—but also on the more personal experiences equally important: building sod houses, choosing crops, filing of claims, fighting varmints, and dealing with the deaths of children on the prairie. "Magnificent. . . . A subtle and often moving account of pioneer life. . . . A truly splendid book."—Choice "Regional history at its best. . . . Many of the traditional tales of early hardships—grasshopper plagues, Indian attacks, the stress of loneliness and isolation, drought, blizzards, prairie fires, and the unaccustomed hazards of nature—are retold with vigor and a sense of immediacy. These gritty tales of pioneer persistence and stubbornness are used to illustrate the region's cyclical history of hope and despair. . . . Not the least of Miner's talents is his engaging style. Images are alive, progression of the story lively, and the analysis convincing. This first-rate book is an important addition to the history ...

  • ASIN: 0700603646

West of Wichita: Settling the High Plains of Kansas, 1865-90

West of Wichita: Settling the High Plains of Kansas, 1865-90

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  • Brand: Brand: University Press of Kansas
  • ASIN: 0700602860

The Widows of Wichita County

The Widows of Wichita County

Apart from sharing the same zip code, Randi Howard, Anna Montano, Meredith Allen, Helena Whitworth and Crystal Howard have absolutely nothing in common—until a fiery explosion on a west Texas oil rig changes everything.Their husbands are men who live to search for "black gold," men who are willing to exchange backbreaking work and long days for danger and excitement—and money. But on a blistering day in early autumn four of the men pay the ultimate price—leaving behind one man who wishes he had. In one brief moment a tragedy binds Randi, Anna, Meredith, Helena and Crystal closer together than a lifetime of friendship. As they gather at the hospital, waiting to learn who among them will not have to bury her husband, they turn to one another for support. And so begins a journey of faith, of strength, of tears and of love.

  • ASIN: 0778312569

NCAA Wichita State Shockers Women's Stadium Tee, Large, Black Heather/Yellow

NCAA Wichita State Shockers Women's Stadium Tee, Large, Black Heather/Yellow

The ultimate football tee is here! it offers your traditional contrast team yoke and sleeves with applied sleeve stripes and a team graphic that pops off the front of the shirt. This is a must have for all team fans

  • Color: Black Heather/Yellow
  • Brand: J America
  • ASIN: B06XYH9C6S
  • UPC: 615044225427

Wichita State University License Plate Frame/Tag For Front Back of Car Officially Licensed (Alumni - Metal Frame)

Wichita State University License Plate Frame/Tag For Front Back of Car Officially Licensed (Alumni - Metal Frame)

Expansive College ProductsDo you want a great looking, officially licensed, exclusively designed Collegiate License Plate Frame/Tag that is the perfect way to show your pride for your college? The Desert Cactus Collegiate License Plate Frame/Tag are made of high quality materials, produced to exact specifications and are official collegiate products, which means a percentage of the sale goes back to your school. Measurements; Standard license plate frame size or tag size. An awesome Collegiate License Plate Frame/Tag set that looks great and can be displayed on any car If you want a stylish, Collegiate License Plate Frame/Tag as a gift for someone special, we're here to make sure you get nothing but the best. Desert Cactus has the largest selection of college products available on the market today. Quality as well as amazing value for money and this item allows you to support your college by purchasing Officially Licensed. Risk-Free Not completely satisfied? We'll make it right, no questions asked. All of our products have our 30-day return policy which means you can experience your new Collegiate License Plate Frame/Tag risk-free. Click the, "Add to Cart" button now and show your true colors stylishly.

  • Color: Black
  • Brand: Desert Cactus
  • ASIN: B07818SHY3
  • UPC: 192497008055

The Chaperone

The Chaperone

Soon to be a feature film from the creators of Downton Abbey starring Elizabeth McGovern, The Chaperone is a New York Times-bestselling novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in the 1920s and the summer that would change them both.   Only a few years before becoming a famous silent-film star and an icon of her generation, a fifteen-year-old Louise Brooks leaves Wichita, Kansas, to study with the prestigious Denishawn School of Dancing in New York. Much to her annoyance, she is accompanied by a thirty-six-year-old chaperone, who is neither mother nor friend. Cora Carlisle, a complicated but traditional woman with her own reasons for making the trip, has no idea what she’s in for. Young Louise, already stunningly beautiful and sporting her famous black bob with blunt bangs, is known for her arrogance and her lack of respect for convention. Ultimately, the five weeks they spend together will transform their lives forever.   For Cora, the city holds the promise of discovery that might answer the question at the core of her being, and even as she does her best to watch over Louise in this strange and bustling place she embarks on a mission of her own. And while what she finds isn’t what she anticipated, she is liberated in a way she...

  • Brand: Brand: Riverhead Trade
  • ASIN: 1594631433

Outdoor and Trail Guide to the Wichita Mountains of Southwest Oklahoma

Outdoor and Trail Guide to the Wichita Mountains of Southwest Oklahoma

This guide is written for everyone who wishes to visit, whether on foot or by automobile, the many beautiful and historic attractions found within the Wichita Mountains of southwest Oklahoma. This is not just a hiking guide, but a guide for the hunter and angler who seek the enjoyment of nature's bounty. The book begins with a discussion of the Spirit Trail and the archaeological and geological history of the mountains. Next you'll read about the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and find information about short walks to historic and interesting places; longer trail hikes; historic points of interest that are accessible by automobile and historic cemeteries of the Wichitas. The book also provides a guided tour itinerary and a guide to hunting and to favorite fishing holes in the Wichitas. A variety of black & white photographs, maps and drawings illustrate the information.

  • ASIN: 0941634019

Wichita

Wichita

Lewis Chopik has just graduated from Columbia University. Having been dumped by his girlfriend and in flight from the pressures exerted by his ambitious professor father, Lewis returns to Wichita in search of respite at the home of his New-Ager mother, Abby. But when Abby picks Lewis up from the airport, she reveals that she’s starting a storm-chasing business and indulging a polyamorous lifestyle. Another unexpected arrival is Seth, Lewis’s bi-polar younger brother, who shows off a new tattoo on his chest: In Loving Memory of Seth Chopik.

  • Brand: Brand: Europa Editions
  • ASIN: 1609450701

A Little West of Wichita Falls

A Little West of Wichita Falls

  • ASIN: B00FJROCBM

Wichita Mountains Photography Art Print - Picture of Lake in Southwest Oklahoma in Autumn Nature Decor Wall Artwork for Home Decoration 5x7 to 30x45

Wichita Mountains Photography Art Print - Picture of Lake in Southwest Oklahoma in Autumn Nature Decor Wall Artwork for Home Decoration 5x7 to 30x45

Title: Cloudscape. The sky fills both heaven and earth in this shot from Southwest Oklahoma.This listing is for an unframed professional quality print on archival lustre photo paper. It includes an information card with details about the print including title, location and story making it perfect for gifting.Landscape OrientationSizes available (select above the add to cart button): 5x7, 8x10, 8x12, 11x14, 12x18, 16x20, 16x24, 20x30, 24x36, 30x45Most prints shipping to U.S. locations will ship within two business days.More of my work can be found by clicking my store name below my profile picture.

  • Brand: Southern Plains Photography
  • ASIN: B017WO8GOS
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