ERIC Number: ED460057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
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America's West: The Rise of Cities and Towns.
Beardsley, Donna A.
The people and places of the Old West (Montana, Wyoming, Kansas, Colorado) are found within the pages of four books published between 1994 and 2000. A whole host of settlers, doctors, dentists, butchers, bakers, barbers, and boot makers traveled west during the 1800s to turn an open prairie into a promised land. Short sketches of groups of people and places contributing to the growth or significance of the west's developing urban areas are featured. The paper introduces a series of topics about U.S. history to the students and teachers and suggests the Internet as a useful resource for maps, pictures, photographs, and general information about the Old West. The paper profiles the following: feminists; townspeople; entertainers; and the "queen city" (Denver). (BT)
Publication Type: Historical Materials
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado (Denver)