|1. Randy Bond - 17Apr10 6:50AM|
Here is the Table of Contents
|2. Randy Bond - 17Apr10 6:53AM|
Buffalo Hunters 1
|3. Randy Bond - 17Apr10 6:58AM|
Buffalo Hunters 2
|4. Randy Bond - 17Apr10 6:59AM|
|5. Randy Bond - 17Apr10 7:01AM|
Mountain Men 1
|6. Randy Bond - 17Apr10 7:02AM|
Mountain Men 2
|7. Randy Bond - 17Apr10 7:03AM|
Famous Outlaws (Women)
|8. Randy Bond - 17Apr10 7:07AM|
John Wesley Powell (Soldier, explorer, geologist) Colorado River and Grand Canyon Expedition
Not covered in this book but this photo would make a great 2 figure set like the Muir and TR set.
TAU-GU, CHIEF OF THE PAIUTES, OVERLOOKING THE VIRGIN RIVER WITH J.W. POWELL, AGE 39. Circa 1873 -
|9. Bill Hocker - 17Apr10 10:16AM|
Sometimes I think you have read my mind. I was going to do the Powell expedition (their riverboats are doable in toy soldier scale) but decided very late in the process not to - it would have meant eliminating one of the other Am West sets.
|10. Randy Bond - 17Apr10 11:39AM|
"Sometimes I think you have read my mind."
That's easy because my 2 favorite areas of study are the British Empire and American Studies (1754-1945)
I take it this is what the Powell boats looked like?
|11. Randy Bond - 17Apr10 11:42AM|
Western photographer Timothy O'Sullivan and his studio wagon would be another great subject.
|12. Randy Bond - 17Apr10 12:01PM|
This 1859 painting by Albert Bierstadt Surveyor's Wagon in the Rockies speaks volumes about America and the idea of Manifest Destiny and territorial expansion. Bierstadt was among the artists attached to the Lander Expedition of 1859, one of a number of transcontinental surveys of the United States related to linking the nation together and ultimately leading to the building of the Transcontinental RR. These surveys were also useful to the US military in providing data for the Plains Indian Wars.