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Hafen, LeRoy R. (LeRoy Reuben) 1893-1985

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Works: 281 works in 677 publications in 1 language and 17,368 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Diaries  Guidebooks  Military history  Autographs 
Roles: Editor, Composer, Other, Compiler
Classifications: F591, 978
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Western America; the exploration, settlement, and development of the region beyond the Mississippi by LeRoy R Hafen ( Book )
28 editions published between 1850 and 1970 in English and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes information on transcontinental railroad, missions in California, stagecoaches, steamboats, gold discovery and the forty-niners, etc
The overland mail 1849-1869: promoter of settlement, precursor of railroads by LeRoy R Hafen ( Book )
21 editions published between 1926 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the development of the American West, no two decades were so full of romance and change as the years from the California gold rush of 1849 to the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869. In two decades, the West was conquered and the secession movement rose and fell. From slow ox-team and prairie schooner to the dashing Pony Express, the overland mail service mirrored these monumental strides. Originally published in 1926, The Overland Mail was the first scholarly work to examine the impact of the postal service on the expansion of the West as the service evolved from a private endeavor to a government-contracted business. LeRoy R. Hafen details how the mail service tied West to East, influenced politics and economics, promoted use of the overland trails, aided in settlement, and helped usher in the railroads. This classic work is here available in paperback for the first time. In a new foreword, David Dary assesses Hafen's contributions as a writer and historian. Examines the impact of the postal service on the expansion of the West as the service evolved from a private endeavor to a government-contracted business
Handcarts to Zion, the story of a unique western migration, 1856-1860, with contemporary journals, accounts, reports; and rosters of members of the ten handcart companies by LeRoy R Hafen ( Book )
13 editions published between 1960 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is unparalleled in history, the procession of Latter-Day Saints pushing handcarts from Iowa City and Florence (Omaha) to their promised Zion by the Great Salt Lake. Many of the three thousand hardy souls who trudged across thirteen hundred miles of prairie, desert, and mountain from 1856 to 1860 were European converts to the Mormon faith. Without funds for wagons and oxen, they carried their possessions in two-wheeled carts powered and aided by their own muscle and blood. Some of the weary travelers would finally be welcomed by their brethren in Salt Lake City; others would go to wayside graves or get caught in early winter storms in the Rockies and hope to be rescued by the parties sent out by Brigham Young. The migration is described in Handcarts to Zion, which draws on diaries and reports of the participants, rosters of the ten companies, and a collection of the songs sung on the trail and at "The Gathering." LeRoy R. Hafen and Ann W. Hafen dedicated the book to his mother, Mary Ann Hafen, who wrote about the long journey in Recollections of a Handcart Pioneer of 1860: A Woman's Life on the Mormon Frontier, also a Bison Book. - Publisher
The Mountain men and the fur trade of the far West : by LeRoy R Hafen ( Book )
25 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume includes: Charles Autobees, George Bent, Robert Bent, Joseph Bissonette, Alexander K. Branch, George Drouillard, George Wood Ebbert, Robert Fisher, Moses "Black" Harris, Alexander Harvey, John L. Hatcher, JOhn Hawkins, Theodore Hunt, Thomas James, Charles Kinney, Antoine Leroux, James Mackay, William F. May, Archibald Charles Metcalf, Gervais Nolan, James Ohio Pattie, Joshua Pilcher, Antoine Robidoux, John Rowland, Peter A. Sarpy, Alexander Sinclair, Prewett F. Sinclair, Thomas L. (Peg-leg) Smith, Milton G. Sublette, Pierre Tevanitagon (Old Pierre, the Iroquois), Tom Tobin, Elgridge Trask, Jean Baptiste Truteau
Fort Laramie and the pageant of the West, 1834-1890 by LeRoy R Hafen ( Book )
10 editions published between 1938 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Old Spanish Trail: Santa Fé to Los Angeles by LeRoy R Hafen ( Book )
4 editions published between 1954 and 1968 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mountain men and fur traders of the Far West : eighteen biographical sketches ( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chapters on: Manuel Lisa, Pierre Chouteau, Jr., Wilson Price Hunt, William H. Ashley, Jedediah Smith, John McLoughlin, Peter Skene Ogden, Ceran St. Vrain, Kit Carson, William Sherley (Old Bill) Williams, William Lewis Sublette, Thomas Fitzpatrick, James Bridger, Benjamin L.E. Bonneville, Joseph R. Walker, Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth, Andrew Drips, Joseph L. Meek
Colorado gold rush: contemporary letters and reports, 1858-1859 by LeRoy R Hafen ( Book )
11 editions published between 1941 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Broken Hand; the life of Thomas Fitzpatrick: mountain man, guide, and Indian agent by LeRoy R Hafen ( Book )
8 editions published between 1973 and 1981 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life in the Old West as seen by a well known Indian agent
Fremont's fourth expedition; a documentary account of the disaster of 1848-1849, with diaries, letters, and reports by participants in the tragedy by LeRoy R Hafen ( Book )
3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Powder River campaigns and Sawyers Expedition of 1865; a documentary account comprising official reports, diaries, contemporary newspaper accounts, and personal narratives by LeRoy R Hafen ( Book )
3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Utah expedition, 1857-1858; a documentary account of the United States military movement under Colonel Albert Sidney Johnston, and the resistance by Brigham Young and the Mormon Nauvoo Legion by LeRoy R Hafen ( Book )
6 editions published between 1958 and 1982 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overland routes to the gold fields, 1859 : from contemporary diaries by LeRoy R Hafen ( Book )
10 editions published between 1942 and 1974 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reports from Colorado; the Wildman letters, 1859-1865, with other related letters and newspaper reports, 1859 by LeRoy R Hafen ( Book )
4 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pike's Peak gold rush guidebooks of 1859 by LeRoy R Hafen ( Book )
6 editions published between 1941 and 1974 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Far West and Rockies : general analytical index to the fifteen volume series and supplement to the Journals of Forty-niners, Salt Lake to Los Angeles by LeRoy R Hafen ( Book )
3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Hafen, Le Roy Reuben.
Hafen, Le Roy Reuben, 1893-1985
Hafen, LeR. 1893-1985
Hafen, Leroy R.
Hafen, Leroy R. 1893-1985
Hafen, LeRoy R. (Le Roy Reuben), 1893-1985
Hafen, Leroy Reuben 1893-1985
Reuben Hafen, LeRoy 1893-1985
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English (207)
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