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Museums and historic sites of the American West

Author: Victor J Danilov
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The early American West has taken on mythic proportions, coming to be regarded as a time and place unlike any other. In Historic Sites and Museums of the Old West, Victor J. Danilov examines both the real and mythical history of the trans-Mississippi region from the mid-1800s through the early 1900s through the lens of more than 1500 historic sites and museums in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Locations
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Genre/Form: Directories
Local history
Répertoires
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Danilov, Victor J.
Museums and historic sites of the American West.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002
(OCoLC)654241875
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Victor J Danilov
ISBN: 0313309086 9780313309083
OCLC Number: 48397311
Description: x, 827 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Remembering the Old West --
Prehistoric Artifacts, Villages, Mounds, and Rock Art --
Native Peoples Museums and Cultural Centers --
Western Heritage Museums --
History Museums --
Natural and Cultural History Museums --
Art Museums with Western Art Collections --
Museums of History, Art, and Culture --
Legendary Western Figures Museums and Historic Sites --
Author Museums and Historic Sites --
Libraries, Archives, and Research Centers --
Historic Missions --
Historic Trading Posts --
Historic Military Forts --
Frontier Battlefields and Related Museums --
Civil War Battlefields and Museums --
Historic Trails and Related Museums --
Historic Geological Landmarks --
Historic Waterway Sites and Museums --
Historic Stage and Pony Express Stations --
Historic Towns and Cities --
Re-created Pioneer Villages --
Ethnic Museums and Cultural Centers --
Mormon and Other Religious Colonies --
Historic Building Sites and Museums --
Historic Farms and Ranches and Agricultural Museums --
Historic Opera Houses --
Historic Mills and Industrial Sites --
Mining Museums and Mine Tours --
Ghost Towns --
Logging Camps and Museums --
Transportation Museums --
Horse-drawn Vehicle Museums --
Railroad Museums and Train Rides --
Maritime Museums --
Law Enforcement Museums --
Prison and Jail Museums --
Firearms Museums and Collections --
Firefighting Museums --
National Park Museums and Visitor Centers --
Theme Parks and Other Western Attractions --
Historic Sites, Museums, and Related Facilities of the Old West --
Alaska --
Arizona --
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