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Hooker, William Francis 1856-1938

Overview
Works: 21 works in 43 publications in 1 language and 585 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F594, 978.7020924
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Most widely held works about William Francis Hooker
 
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Most widely held works by William Francis Hooker
The prairie schooner by William Francis Hooker( Book )

9 editions published between 1918 and 2012 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bullwhacker; adventures of a frontier freighter by William Francis Hooker( Book )

8 editions published between 1924 and 1988 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The person who drove the wagons was called a bullwhacker. Bullwhackers got their name because they whacked the oxen to keep them moving. William Hooker was a bullwhacker in the Wyoming Territory beginning in May 1874. He knew Buffalo Bill and General Custer. He later became a newspaperman, editor of the "Erie Railroad Magazine." William Hooker drove a team of oxen hauling supplies for army posts and Indian reservations far from the railroad. He cracked a bullwhip and kept a rifle ready as he delivered suger, bacon, blankets, and sacks of shelled corn to Fort Fetterman, Red Cloud Agency, and other destinations along the old Cheyenne, Medicine Bow, and Sidney trails
John Hunton, bull team freighter, ranch owner, army post trader and contractor by William Francis Hooker( Book )

3 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Branded men and women : story of a western town by William Francis Hooker( Book )

2 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glimpses of an earlier Milwaukee by William Francis Hooker( Book )

1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Hooker's Old-time Milwaukee and men who helped to make it great by William Francis Hooker( Book )

2 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bullwhaker: adventures of a frontier freighter by William Francis Hooker( Book )

1 edition published in 1924 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schooner tales : with stories by William Francis Hooker( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Schooner tales is actually two stories. In 1870, the author of the first story, The Prairie schooner, William Francis Hooker, was a boy of 16, developing tuberculosis, who took Horace Greeley's advice and went west. He became one of those hardy pioneers called bullwhackers, and in 1918 published his account of his adventurous life. It's a story that every American needs to read, because it explains another facet of how the west was won, and who did the winning! The second story, The cruise of a schooner by Albert W. Harris, was published originally in 1911, and detailed a more modern-day trip in a Prairie Schooner half-way across America. Harris, along with some friends and a dog, started his journey from California. Along the way, he was joined by other friends as some departed, but four months and four days later, he reached his farm in Wisconsin. He used horses rather than oxen to pull his schooner, but they made the entire 2,492 mile trip. These two stories tell what can be accomplished by determined American pioneers, and will give you a new outlook on how rough it was to settle the American west. Schooner tales isn't a novel...it's pure fact...and gives the reader insight into just what kind of men it took to establish this great Nation." --Publisher description
Pioneer life series( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journal of Mrs. Peter Martineau by William Francis Hooker( )

1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

by John Hunton( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Government contracts and correspondence between Hunton and the Headquarters Department of the Platte at Fort Laramie and Fort Fetterman, Wyoming, concerning the acquisition and transportation of army supplies, and including information on the closing of Fort Laramie and Hunton's proposed acquisition of certain military bridges. Other miscellaneous documents include a letter from Hunton to Mr. B.A. Hart about the swearing in of school board trustees; a letter from E.W. Hall to Hunton; a letter from E.J. Leighton to Hunton; and a letter from Hunton to Robert Spurrier Ellison, concerning various dealings and contracts; newsclippings; and a pamphlet about Hunton by Bill Hooker
by William Francis Hooker( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Miscellaneous papers of Hooker, author and Western pioneer, consisting of a letter from Owen A. Wells, dated Fond du Lac, Wis., 1931, giving notes of early days in Fond du Lac; letters, 1933, concerning the Bill Hooker monument in Wyoming; a letter from artist W. H. Jackson; and lists of all ships built in Milwaukee, Wis., 1836-1933, compiled by Hooker and Herman G. Runge
Papers by Martin S Garretson( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Material originally gathered by Garretson. Consists primarily of correspondence between members of the Plainsmen Society, with a few from the American Bison Society. Letters contain reminiscences about early days in the West, with references to such personalities as William Henry Jackson, Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill Hickok, and Calamity Jane. Besides Garretson, correspondents include Jesse Brown, Dan W. Greenburg, William Francis Hooker, A.B. Ostrander, Ellis T. Peirce, Edmund Seymour, Clark B. Stocking, and George W. Stokes. Also included are articles written by correspondents, newsclipping, and a few photographs
PRAIRIE SCHOONER (CLASSIC REPRINT) by William Francis Hooker( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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