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

Overview
Works: 264 works in 722 publications in 1 language and 19,294 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Guidebooks  Fiction  Diaries  Controversial literature  Military history  Autographs 
Roles: Author, 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 )

38 editions published between 1850 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes information on transcontinental railroad, missions in California, stagecoaches, steamboats, gold discovery and the forty-niners, etc
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 )

18 editions published between 1960 and 1992 in English and held by 833 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
Life in the Far West by George Frederick Augustus Ruxton( Book )

6 editions published between 1951 and 1955 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West -- Description and travel to 1848
The overland mail 1849-1869: promoter of settlement, precursor of railroads by LeRoy R Hafen( Book )

19 editions published between 1926 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 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
The Mountain men and the fur trade of the far West by LeRoy R Hafen( Book )

22 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume includes: John D. Albert, Charles Bent, Thomas Biggs, Francis Ziba Branch, Calvin T. Briggs, Lewis T. Burton, John Pierre Cabanne, Moses Carson, Jacques Clamorgan, Auguste Clermont (August Claymore), William Craig, John Day, Jacques D'Eglise, Warren Angus Ferris, Johnson Gardner, Hugh Glenn, Antoine Godin, Miles Morris Goodyear, Mathew Kinkead, James Kipp, Lancaster P. Lupton, Kenneth McKenzie, Stephen Hall Meek, David Dawson MItchell, Antonio Montero, Albert Pike, William Pope, Nathaniel Pryor, Nathaniel Miguel Pryor, John Baptiste Richard, Osborne Russell, Isaac Sparks, Louis Vasquez, Walkara, Ute Chief, William Wolfskill, John Work, Ewing Young
Old Spanish Trail: Santa Fé to Los Angeles by LeRoy R Hafen( Book )

22 editions published between 1948 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fort William was built in 1834; about 1841 it was replaced with an adobe fort and renamed Fort John, eventually being called Fort Laramie. In 1849 the trading fort became a military outpost until it was abandoned in 1890. The site is in Goshen County, Wyoming, across the Platte River from the town of Fort Laramie
Journals of forty-niners: Salt Lake to Los Angeles, with diaries and contemporary records of Sheldon Young, James S. Brown, Jacob Y. Stover, Charles C. Rich, Addison Pratt, Howard Egan, Henry W. Bigler, and others by LeRoy R Hafen( Book )

18 editions published between 1954 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 573 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 523 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
Broken Hand; the life of Thomas Fitzpatrick: mountain man, guide, and Indian agent by LeRoy R Hafen( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1981 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in the Old West as seen by a well known Indian agent
Colorado gold rush: contemporary letters and reports, 1858-1859 by LeRoy R Hafen( Book )

12 editions published between 1941 and 1974 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

9 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 432 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 )

9 editions published between 1958 and 1982 in English and held by 419 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 )

8 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 419 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 )

8 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overland routes to the gold fields, 1859 : from contemporary diaries by LeRoy R Hafen( Book )

11 editions published between 1942 and 1974 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diaries and journals of those who went to Colorado during the Pike's Peak gold rush of 1859
Pike's Peak gold rush guidebooks of 1859 by LeRoy R Hafen( Book )

7 editions published between 1941 and 1974 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Mountain men and the fur trade of the far West
Alternative Names
Hafem , LeRoy R. (Le Roy Reuben), 1893-1985

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

LeRoy R. Hafen American historian

LeRoy R. Hafen Amerikaans historicus (1893-1985)

Reuben Hafen, LeRoy 1893-1985

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English (281)

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Life in the Far WestThe overland mail 1849-1869: promoter of settlement, precursor of railroadsThe Mountain men and the fur trade of the far WestOld Spanish Trail: Santa Fé to Los AngelesFort Laramie and the pageant of the West, 1834-1890Journals of forty-niners: Salt Lake to Los Angeles, with diaries and contemporary records of Sheldon Young, James S. Brown, Jacob Y. Stover, Charles C. Rich, Addison Pratt, Howard Egan, Henry W. Bigler, and othersMountain men and fur traders of the Far West : eighteen biographical sketchesBroken Hand; the life of Thomas Fitzpatrick: mountain man, guide, and Indian agent