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Summary: The Jordan family has farmed in Iowa for generations. Due to the crisis of the '80s and '90s, they are in danger of losing the farm. One of the daughters comes back home to document the extraordinary efforts the family makes to keep their farm.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Genius Products 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TRO

Summary: Join U.S. Secret Service agents James West and Artemus Gordon as they do their heroic best to keep America safe from the evil geniuses, criminal masterminds and devious despots who plan to imperil, rob or conquer the President, the nation and the world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV WIL

Proudfit, Benjamin

Summary: "For more than three decades in the mid-1800s, the Oregon Trail was the main way settlers traveled west. Today, people can visit parts of this historic trail, and even walk where pioneers did as they made their way to new lives in the Pacific Northwest and California. Complemented by full-color photographs, the main content addresses the historical context of the trail to supplement the social...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 978 PRO

Ketcham, Christopher

Summary: "The public lands of the western United States comprise some 450 million acres of grassland, steppe land, canyons, forests, and mountains. It's an American commons, and it is under assault as never before. Journalist Christopher Ketcham has been documenting the confluence of commercial exploitation and governmental misconduct in this region for over a decade. His revelatory book takes the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2019

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Summary: legendary Marshal Matt Dillon on the hunt for a new crop of outlaws, including a ruthless gang of bank robbers, a notorious sharpshooter and a murderous musician. Fighting alongside this frontier gunslinger are medicine man Doc Adams, the Long Branch Saloon's Miss Kitty and loyal deputy Festus Haggen. When it comes to heroes, the best in the west all hail from Dodge City.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Kirkpatrick, Jane

Summary: "In 1911, Carrie Strahorn wrote a memoir entitled Fifteen Thousand Miles by Stage, which shared some of the most exciting events of 25 years of traveling and shaping the American West with her husband, Robert Strahorn, a railroad promoter, investor, and writer. In this fictionalized story, Carrie revisits those adventures, exploring the lessons she learned"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC KIR

Summary: Bringing alive 11 ghost towns, this feature explores the race west during the American gold rush.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 622 GHO

Amandolare, Sarah

Summary: A guide to national parks in the West provides information on attractions, accommodations, restaurants, features, and activities for each location, as well as tips on when to go and how to save money.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fodor's Travel, a division of MH Sub I, LLC 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.804 FOD

Keppeler, Jill

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "The idea of the American frontier means a lot to many Americans' images of themselves and their country. Everyone has heard stories or watched movies showing tough, brave settlers crossing the continent, daring harsh weather, hostile natives, and rough terrain to nobly "tame" the frontier and expand the United States. But is this image true to life? Young readers will get a wider perspective...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2020

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Rizzuto, Rahna R.

Summary: "A haunting and suspenseful literary tale set in 1970s New York City and World War II-era Japan, about three strong women, the dangerous ties of family and identity, and the long shadow our histories can cast"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: FIC RIZ

Keppeler, Jill

Summary: "The term "Wild West" brings to mind certain images: cowboys, settlers, gunfights, and outlaws. But the American West wasn't always as wild as popular images and stories often suggest, and its famous heroes were sometimes its villains (and vice versa). In this informative volume, young readers will learn facts that bust the myths of the Old West, bringing a more realistic and diverse angle to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2020

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Summary: "You may: 1. Travel the trail 2. Work together to overcome calamities 3. Get at least one member of your party to Oregon 4. Stop to rest 5. Decide which of your friends will die of dysentery 6. Write your name on a tombstone What is your choice?"--Container.

Format: three dimensional object

Publisher / Publication Date: Pressman Toy Corporation 2016

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1 available in Youth Desk, Call number: J STEM KIT

Braun, Eric

Summary: Relates the life of John Chapman, known as Johnny Appleseed, who is famed for his distribution of apple seeds and trees across America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.2 BRA

Summary: A western about rancher Ben Cartwright and his three sons, Adam, Hoss, and Little Joe, and their sprawling spread, the Ponderosa.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: CBS DVD 2009

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE BON

4 holds on 5 copies

Summary: Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect, Dutton family patriarch John Dutton is determined to protect his ranch and his family's legacy by any means necessary.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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L'Amour, Louis

Summary: Crispin Mayo had a wish to walk the high land with the company of eagles and the shadow of clouds. But what he found was danger and wild adventure when the train he is traveling on leaves him at a remote station on the plains.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Stillman, Deanne

Summary: Documents the unlikely friendship between Buffalo Bill Cody and Sitting Bull, tracing the events of their brief but important collaboration during Cody's 1880s Wild West Show, the impact of Little Big Horn, and Sitting Bull's assassination in 1890.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978 STIL

Summary: Explore one of the most powerful and defining chapters in American history. This powerful epic adventure unfolds as told through the struggles, triumphs, and heartaches of two families as they journey in search of the American dream. The Wheelers venture west from Virginia in 1825, while the Lakota tribe grapples with the arrival of white settlers; the story continues over the next 65 years,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: DreamWorks Home Entertainment 2005

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Summary: Take an unforgettable journey alongside the two-fisted, fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants ladies' man, Federal Agent James T. West, and his sidekick, the multi-talented master of disguise, Agent Artemus Gordon. Join them as they ride coast to coast in a high-tech railroad car, armed to the teeth with an array of high-tech weaponry and inventive gadgets, as they protect the security of President...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV WIL

Summary: One of the most popular series of the 1960's, 'The wild wild West' involves the exploits of two Secret Service agents who protect President Ulysses S. Grant and investigate crime in the Old West.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2006

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV WIL

Summary: By 1876, most of the nation's American Indians had been forcibly relocated to reservation land. In the Dakota Territory, Red Cloud had settled his people on the great Sioux Reservation, becoming wards of the government. Other Sioux leaders saw this as defeat and continued to live in the traditional way, with legendary resistance. Then an economic depression struck, and gold was discovered in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Entertainment 2011

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BUR

L'Amour, Louis

Summary: They came by river and by wagon train, braving the endless distances of the Great Plains and the icy passes of the Sierra Nevada. They were men like Linus Rawlings, a restless survivor of Indian country who?d headed east to see the ocean but left his heart -- and his home -- in the West. They were women like Lilith Prescott, a smart, spirited beauty who fled her family and fell for a gambling...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2003

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAM

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1 available in Adult, Call number: WESTERN LAM

Hurston, Zora Neale

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation's history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo's firsthand account of the raid that led to his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEWIS, CUDJO HUR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B LEWIS HUR

Pascal, Janet B.

Summary: Presents the history of the Wild West, covering pioneers, business people, scouts, lawmen, outlaws, gangs, gunslingers, and cowboys.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 978 PAS