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Dagg, Carole Estby

Summary: In 1934, eleven-year-old Terpsichore's father signs up for President Roosevelt's Palmer Colony project, uprooting the family from Wisconsin to become pioneers in Alaska, where Terpsichore refuses to let rough conditions and first impressions get in the way of her grand adventure.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD DAG

Dagg, Carole Estby.

Summary: In 1934, eleven-year-old Terpsichore's father signs up for President Roosevelt's Palmer Colony project, uprooting the family from Wisconsin to become pioneers in Alaska, where Terpsichore refuses to let rough conditions and first impressions get in the way of her grand adventure.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) 2016

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Hale, Nathan

Summary: "The Donner Party expedition is one of the most notorious stories in all of American history. It's also a fascinating snapshot of the westward expansion of the United States, and the families and individuals who sacrificed so much to build new lives in a largely unknown landscape. From the preparation for the journey to each disastrous leg of the trip, this book shows the specific bad decisions...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J GRAPHIC HAL

Osborne, Mary Pope

Summary: "Is this town haunted?" Jack and Annie wonder when the Magic Tree House whisks them to the Wild West. But before they can say "Boo!" they rush headlong into an adventure filled with horse thieves, a lost colt, rattlesnakes, and a cowboy named Slim. Will Jack and Annie have time to solve the next tree house riddle? The answer may depend on a ghost!

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2015

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Summary: This follow-up to "Alone in the wilderness" continues the account of the day-to-day explorations and activities of Dick Proenneke in his 30-year adventure in the remote Alaskan wilderness.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Bob Swerer Productions 2011

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Dumas, Marti

Summary: "Introduces the reader to women in the old West"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, An imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.4 DUM

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 DUM

Murphy, Claire Rudolf.

Summary: Contains profiles and photographs of twenty-three women who sought their fortunes in the Yukon and Alaska during the gold rush age of the late ninteenth and early twentieth century.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alaska Northwest Books 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 971.91 MUR

Lende, Heather

Summary: Tiny Haines, Alaska, ninety miles north of Juneau, is accessible mainly by water or air and only when the weather is good. There's no traffic light and no mail delivery; people can vanish without a trace; and funerals are community affairs. As both obituary writer and social columnist for the local newspaper, Heather Lende knows better than anyone the goings-on in this breathtakingly beautiful...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.8 LEN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 979.8 Lende 2005

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 979.82 LEN

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.8 ALA

Wilkes, Maria D.

Summary: An abridged version of the story of young Caroline Quiner, who would grow up to become Laura Ingalls Wilder's mother, and her family surviving their first year without Father in the frontier town of Brookfield, Wisconsin.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTrophy 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC WIL

Larson, Kirby

Summary: After inheriting her uncle's homesteading claim in Montana, sixteen-year-old orphan Hattie Brooks travels from Iowa in 1917 to make a home for herself and encounters some unexpected problems related to the war being fought in Europe.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Playaway, Call number: J PA FIC LAR

Kirkpatrick, Jane

Summary: Based on true-life characters and events, this novel tells the story of young Jane Hebert who at the age of 12 faced a tragedy which began a lifelong search for forgiveness and love. In the years that follow, Jane finds herself involved with a man 16 years her senior, struggles to make peace with the mother who turns from her and fights to build a family of her own.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Multnomah Books 1995

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KIR

Dallas, Sandra

Summary: Twelve-year-old Belle Martin and her family move to Mingo, Colorado, in 1910 when the U.S. government offers 320 acres of land free to homesteaders.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC DAL

Southwell, Rex.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pleasant Word 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.465 SOU
1 available in Reference, Call number: NEL 977.465 SOU

Wilder, Laura Ingalls

Summary: The third book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's treasured Little House series. The adventures continue for Laura Ingalls and her family as they leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for the big skies of the Kansas Territory. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their house. Soon they are planting and plowing, hunting wild...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J PA FIC WIL

Lassieur, Allison.

Summary: "Describes the people and events of the age of the Wild West in the year 1876. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspective of an outlaw, a lawman, and a fortune-seeker in Deadwood, Dakota Territory"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC LAS BASKET

Wilkins, Celia.

Summary: Follows the experiences of Caroline Quiner, who will become Laura Ingalls Wilder's mother, and her family on their farm on the Wisconsin frontier during the year in which Caroline turns twelve.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2001

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC WIL

Ivey, Eowyn

Summary: In the winter of 1885, decorated war hero Colonel Allen Forrester leads an exploratory expedition up the Wolverine River and into the vast, untamed Alaska Territory. Leaving behind Sophie, his newly pregnant wife, Forrester records his extraordinary experiences in hopes that his journal will reach her if he doesn't return. As they map the territory and gather information on native tribes, whose...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC IVE

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC IVE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC IVE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Ivey 2016

Holub, Joan.

Summary: Describes the nineteenth century American gold rush, and includes information on gold rush "boomtowns," relations between Native Americans and gold rush pioneers, and the importance of the gold rush on American history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 979.4 HOL

Hobbs, Will

Summary: "Determined to recover his family's mules, fifteen-year-old Owen is joined by his kid brother and Telluride's notorious marshal in pursuit of a rustler--all the way to Butch Cassidy's hideout"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC HOB

Harness, Cheryl.

Summary: Profiles the life and adventures of Daniel Boone; chronicling his childhood in Pennsylvania, service in the French and Indian War, journey across the Appalachians, and settlement of Boonesboro, Kentucky; and includes illustrations, maps, and primary source quotations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BOO

Wilder, Laura Ingalls

Summary: A family travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home on the prairie, where they build a house, meet neighboring Indians, build a well, and fight a prairie fire.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 1972

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 495.6 FIC WIL

Proenneke, Richard.

2 holds on 1 copy

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alaska Northwest Books 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.984 PRO

Cather, Willa

Summary: Life on the divide was a struggle for the pioneering Bergson family. Alexandra, both tough as nails and tender as a budding blossom, faces and conquers the harsh realities of early settlers in Nebraska.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC CAT

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