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Cherry, Lynne. A RIVER RAN WILD. NEW copy. Hardcover. Gulliver Green Publishers. "An environmental history of the Nashua River, from its discovery by Indians through the polluting years of the Industrial Revolution to the ambitious cleanup that revitalized it."

$15.00









Cooper, Leland R and Mary Lee Cooper (eds), THE PEOPLE OF THE NEW RIVER: Oral Histories from the Ashe, Alleghany and Watauga Counties of North Carolina . NEW copy, trade PAPERBACK. (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2001). 84 photographs, map, appendix, bibliography, index, 304 pp.
~~~ Said to be one of the oldest rivers in the world, the New River begins at two locations in Watauga County in northwest North Carolina. From there the North and South Forks meander north through Ashe County until they meet near the Virginia border and continue through a corner of Alleghany County before turning north again into Virginia and West Virginia and on to the Ohio. Settlers came to the fertile bottom lands along the New River during the 18th and 19th centuries and many of their descendants still live there today. ~~~ In this collection of oral histories, 33 people in Ashe, Alleghany, and Watauga counties—most of whom are in their 70s, 80s, and 90s—share memories of their lives and work on the New River and their hopes for its future. They tell of floods, snows, sickness, the Great Depression, education, religion, quilting, weaving and other crafts, and the fight against a large power company that planned to flood thousands of acres of land. They also recall how the river has been central to their lives in providing food, transportation and recreation.

$30.00


Thom, James Alexander. FOLLOW THE RIVER. VG. Mass market paperback. based on the true ordeal of Mary Draper Ingles. In 1755, Mary was twenty-three, living on the Virginia frontier, happily married, and pregnant with her third child. Shawnee Indians invaded her remote pioneer homestead and kidnapped her, after slaughtering her friends and neighbors. The Indians held her captive for months. Mary escaped and found her way home, through a thousand miles of untamed wilderness never before seen by any white woman.

$8.00









Galluzzo, John. THE NORTH RIVER: Scenic Waterway of the South Shore. NEW copy, trade paperback. (Charleston: The History Press, 2008). 7x10. Over 50 images. 160 pages.
~~~ There is no one way to see the North River. Its characteristic meandering cuts a twenty-three-mile path through the South Shore to Massachusetts Bay. Flowing through six towns-Pembroke, Hanover, Norwell, Scituate, Marshfield and Hanson-the river has played a prominent, if not definitive, role in shaping the identity of the region. John Galluzzo, who leads cultural and natural history tours of the river for Mass Audubon's South Shore Sanctuaries, traces this natural landmark's multifaceted history from multiple vantage points-as a shipbuilding center, a highway into the interior and facilitator of trade and a protected wildlife sanctuary today. .

$20.00








Banta, R.E. THE OHIO. NY: 1949, 1st edition, Rinehart and Co. VG in G+ dust jacket Grey boards; illustrations $40.00

$40.00


Bigham, Darrel E., TOWNS AND VILLAGES OF THE LOWER OHIO NEW copy; hardcover with dust jacket. University Press of Kentucky, 1998. Ohio River Valley Series. 6x9. 400 pages. "America. Enterprise. Metropolis. Cairo. Rome. These are a few of the grandly named villages and towns along the lower Ohio River. The optimism with which early settlers named these towns reveals much about the history of American expansion. Though none became the next great American city, it was not for lack of ambition or entrepreneurial spirit. Why didn’t a major city develop on the lower Ohio? What geographic, economic, and cultural factors caused one place to prosper and another to wither? How did Evansville become the largest and most influential city in the region? How did smaller cities such as Owensboro and Paducah succeed? Regardless of how appealing a locale looked on the map, luck, fate, culture, and leadership all helped determine success or failure. The fate of Cairo, Illinois—on paper an ideal site for a metropolis—emphasizes the extent to which human decisions, rather than physical landscape, affected a town’s prosperity. The location of a canal or railroad terminus, the construction of a factory, or the activities of local boosters all mattered greatly. Darrel Bigham examines these towns and villages from the 1790s, when the first settlements appeared, to the 1920s, when the modern pattern of life associated with automobiles, economic upheaval, and mass culture emerged. Bigham's intimate knowledge of the area offers a true sense of the towns and villages and discloses fundamental truths about the workings of the American dream." Currently in print at $39.95.

$35.00



[Thwaites], Dan Hughes Fuller, Robert L. Reid, PILGRIMS ON THE OHIO: The River Journey & Photographs of Reuben Gold Thwaites, 1894. NEW copy; paperback. Indiana Historical Society, 1997. 8.5x10.5. "In the spring of 1894 Reuben Gold Thwaites, historian and State Historical Society of Wisconsin director, accompanied by three family members journeyed nearly 1,100 miles down the Monongahela and Ohio Rivers in a fifteen-foot rowboat. This title documenting Thwaites’s trip features approximately seventy circular black-and-white photographs taken by Thwaites with his #2 Kodak camera and the historian’s descriptions about each image. Also included are the essays 'Reuben Gold Thwaites: Clio’s Pilgrim' by Robert L. Reid and 'Reuben Gold Thwaites and the Circular Snapshot' by Dan Fuller. " In print at $29.95.

$25.00



[Ohio River] Trotter, Jr., Joe William, RIVER JORDON: African American Urban Life in the Ohio Valley. Lexington: 1998, 1st edition, U Press of Kentucky. As new in as new dust jacket; brown boards; illustrations $30.00 .

$30.00









Peck, Garrett, THE POTOMAC RIVER: A History & Guide . NEW copy, trade paperback. (Charleston: The History Press, 2012). 6x9. Over 85 images. 160 pages, plus a 16-page color insert.
~~~ The great Potomac River begins in the Alleghenies and flows 383 miles through some of America’s most historic lands before emptying into the Chesapeake Bay. The course of the river drove the development of the region and the path of a young republic. Maryland’s first Catholic settlers came to its banks in 1634, and George Washington helped settle the new capital on its shores. During the Civil War, the river divided North and South, and it witnessed John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry and the bloody Battle of Antietam. Author Garrett Peck leads readers on a journey down the Potomac, from its first fount at Fairfax Stone in West Virginia to its mouth at Point Lookout in Maryland. Combining history with recreation, Peck has written an indispensable guide to the nation’s river. .

$20.00









[Powder River] Burt, Struthers, POWDER RIVER. NY: 1938, War edition, Farrar and Rinehart. G-(front endpapers separated, light wear) Red boards; illustrations $20.00 .

$20.00









[Red River] Baker, Lindsay, ed., THE TEXAS RED RIVER COUNTRY: The Official Surveys of the Headwaters, 1876. College Station: 1998, 1st edition, Texas A and M. As new in as new dust jacket 0890968039 black boards; illustrations $27.50 .

$27.50









[Rio Grande River] Crosby, Alexander L., THE RIO GRANDE. Champaign: 1966, 1st edition, Garrard Pub. Co. VG in G+(minor chips and tears)dust jacket Gold boards; illustrations $20.00 .

$20.00



[Rio Grande River] Frary, Michael, WATERCOLORS OF THE RIO GRANDE. College Station: 1984, 1st edition, Texas A and M U Press. Fine in VG+(flap clipped in corner) dust jacket, oversize; brown boards; illustrations $27.50 .

$27.50









[Snake River] Gulick, Bill, SNAKE RIVER COUNTRY. Caldwell: 1986, Caxton Printers. VG+/VG+ Black boards; profusely illustrated in color $30.00 .

$30.00









Harmon, Jacob A. REPORT AND PLANS FOR RECLAMATION OF LANDS SUBJECT TO OVERFLOW IN THE SPOON RIVER VALLEY. VG. Hardcover issued without dust jacket. State of Illinois, State Geological Survey, Bulletin No. 32 (Urbana: Illinois State Geological Survey, University of Illinois, 1916). Maps, tables, 57 pp.

$55.00









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Omanson, BJ. STARK COUNTY POEMS: War and the Depression come to Spoon River. New copy, trade paperback. (Monongahela Press, 2017). First edition. Map, line drawings, photograph, 71 pages.

The poems in this collection, drawn from Omanson's rural midwestern heritage and shaped by the regionalist/naturalistic tradition of American poetry, were written over a period of some thirty-five years. They first appeared in such literary journals as Shenandoah, The Hudson Review, The Sewanee Review and the Academy of American Poets anthology series, New Voices.

Born four days after the death of Edgar Lee Masters, BJ Omanson was raised in the Spoon River valley of Stark County, Illinois, where his father, both grandfathers and several great-grandfathers had farmed since the mid-nineteenth century, and where members of his family still farm today.









[Susquehanna River] Mancall, Peter C., VALLEY OF OPPORTUNITY: Economic Culture Along the Susquehanna, 1700-1800. Ithaca: 1991, 1st edition, Cornell U Press. Near fine/ near fine $25.00 .

$25.00








[Suwanee River] Hodges, Fletcher, THE SWANEE RIVER AND A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF STEPHEN C. FOSTER. White Springs, FL: 1st edition, 1958, S. Foster Memorial Assoc. VG(light wear) White pictorial boards; inscribed by the author; illustrated. $35.00 .

$35.00


[Suwanee River] Hodges, Jr., Fletcher, THE SWANEE RIVER AND A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF STEPHEN C. FOSTER. White Springs: 1958, 1st edition, Stephen Foster mem. Assoc. VG-(light shelf wear) Pictorial boards; illustrations; long inscription by the author $60.00 .

$60.00


[Suwannee River] Matschat, Cecile Hulse, SUWANNE RIVER: Strange Green Land. NY: 1938, BC, Lit. Guild. G+ in G+ dust jacket Green boards; illustrations $22.50 .

$22.50



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