Wyoming State Historical Society Publications

Parkman's Trace

by Harrison S. Cobb

For years Parkman's "The Oregon Trail" was required reading in schools across America. It was recognized as an American classic, and it helped generations of avid readers formulate concepts of the West and the Indians who lived there.

How many thousands of his readers traveled through Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado imagining that Francis Parkman's adventures had been played out on the landscape around them?

We'll never know, but now, with this guidebook in hand, Oregon Trail enthusiasts can come closer to following Parkman's footsteps than at any time in the past, thanks to the efforts of author Harrison Cobb.

Cobb and his wife, Betty, spent four summers exploring the backcountry of western Nebraska, southeastern Wyoming and eastern Colorado. With a well-used volume of "The Oregon Trail" in hand, detailed maps, and understandings gleaned from hours of research, Cobb walked the ground, followed the roughest trails, and put together what will surely be recognized as the definitive tracing of Parkman's travels in the West.

This book may be purchased for $12.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling from the Wyoming State Historical Society by contacting:

Ronda Frazier
University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
P.O. Box 3924
Laramie, WY 82071 - 3924
Phone: 307-766-5225
[email protected]

Wyoming's War Years, 1941-1945

by Dr. T.A. Larson
Wyoming Historical Foundation

"Wyoming's War Years, 1941-1945" by Wyoming's pre-eminent historian, Dr. T.A. Larson, was first published in 1954 by Stanford University Press. By the 1980s it was long out-of-print and hard to find on the rare book market. In 1993, with the arrival of the 50th anniversary of World War II, a decision was made by the Wyoming Historical Foundation to republish the book in a soft-cover format that would make it available once again to readers of Wyoming history. The reprint edition includes a new foreward by Dr. David Kathka. The text of the book provides detailed information about how the world war affected people in Wyoming. The book also provides a number of appendices, most notably a county-by-county listing of the 1095 Wyoming citizens who lost their lives in World War II.

"Wyoming's War Years" can be ordered at a price of $18.95 plus $2.50 shipping from:

Big Bend Press
308 Moose Drive
Riverton, WY 82501
[email protected]