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The Great Platte River Road

Merrill J. Mattes

The Great Platte River Road

The Covered Wagon Mainline via Fort Kearny to Fort Laramie

by Merrill J. Mattes

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  • 18 Currently reading

Published by University of Nebraska Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Local history,
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific,
  • U.S. Local History - Rocky Mountain States,
  • History - General History,
  • Overland journeys to the Pacif,
  • USA,
  • United States - State & Local,
  • History,
  • Description and travel,
  • Frontier and pioneer life,
  • North Platte River Valley

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages616
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9727538M
    ISBN 100803231245
    ISBN 109780803231245


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