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Author Beck, George T. (George Thornton), 1856-1943, author.

Title Beckoning frontiers : the memoir of a Wyoming entrepreneur / George W.T. Beck ; edited and with an introduction by Lynn J. Houze and Jeremy M. Johnston ; foreword by Alan K. Simpson and Peter K. Simpson ; afterword by Betty Jane Gerber, George Beck's granddaughter
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2020]
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Series The papers of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody
Papers of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody
Contents Family and boyhood in Kentucky and Washington DC, 1856-1865 -- Post Civil War, 1865-1874 -- A student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1874-1876 -- Prospecting in Colorado, 1877-1879 -- Working on the Northern Pacific Railroad, 1879-1880 -- Homesteading in Wyoming, 1880-1886 -- Sheepherding and Crow Indians -- Return to the East -- Trips to the South and to Cuba -- Wyoming territorial legislator, 1889-1890 -- Another trip back East and to California -- Beckton, Wyoming -- The Johnson County War, 1892 -- Wyoming politics -- The Shoshone Irrigation Company and Cody, Wyoming -- Developing the Town of Cody and hunting trips -- Finishing the Cody Canal, marriage, and family life in Cody -- The Leiter Ball, the Frederic Remington visit, and a bank robbery -- Another Ute uprising and famous guests -- The Shoshone Reclamation Project and the Cody Power Plant
Summary "Beckoning Frontiers is a new perspective on the overall history of economic development of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American West through the personal insight of Buffalo Bill's business partner and friend, George W. T. Beck"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 29, 2020)
Subject Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917 -- Friends and associates
Beck, George T. (George Thornton), 1856-1943.
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917.
Businessmen -- Wyoming -- Biography
Politicians -- Wyoming -- Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Businessmen.
Friendship.
Politicians.
Politics and government.
Wyoming -- Biography.
Wyoming -- History.
Wyoming -- Politics and government
Wyoming.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Biographies.
History.
Form Electronic book
Author Gerber, Betty Jane, writer of afterword.
Houze, Lynn Johnson, editor.
Johnston, Jeremy M., editor.
Simpson, Alan K., writer of foreword.
Simpson, Peter K., 1930- writer of foreword.
LC no. 2019053553
ISBN 1496220455
1496220781
1496220803
9781496220455
9781496220783
9781496220806