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The great bicycle experiment : the Army's historic Black Bicycle Corps, 1896-97

Author: Kay Moore
Publisher: Missoula, Montana : Mountain Press Publishing Company, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English
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A true adventure story about an elite company of twenty African American soldiers who in 1897 embarked on a 1,900-mile trek across the country on bicycles.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kay Moore
ISBN: 9780878425938 0878425934
OCLC Number: 795503660
Description: viii, 86 pages : illustrations, map, portraits, photographs ; 23 cm
Contents: The buffalo soldier : pride and prejudice --
Fort Missoula, circa 1895 : life at a frontier Army post --
Why bicycles? : a transportation experiment --
Getting it together : organizing and training the Bicycle Corps --
Gearing up : trial run to Lake McDonald --
The second trial : expedition to Yellowstone --
The big idea : two thousand miles on two wheels --
And they're off! : St. Louis or bust! --
The end of the experiment : success or failure? --
Legacy : honoring the Bicycle Corps.
Responsibility: Kay Moore.

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A true adventure story about an elite company of twenty African American soldiers who in 1897 embarked on a 1,900-mile trek across the country on bicycles.

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