Posts Tagged ‘California’


Garmin MapSource TOPO! US 24k West Topographic Coverage for Washington, Oregon, California, and Nevada (DVD)

[ReviewAZON asin=”B001RYFYYK”]Outdoor enthusiasts: your adventure is waiting — in vivid detail. TOPO U.S. 24K West DVD brings you the highest level of topographic detail available, with maps comparable to 1:24,000 scale USGS maps. These highly detailed maps on DVD include terrain contours, topo elevations, summits, routable roads and trails, parks, coastlines, rivers, lakes and geographical points — and they also display 3-D terrain shading on compatible devices. With routable roads and trails in metropolitan and rural areas, getting to your destination is easy by creating point-to-point routes on compatible units. With this purchase, you’ll receive topographic detail for Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada. You’ll also receive BaseCamp™ software for managing data on your GPS and computer, playing back routes and tracks, geotagging photos and more.[/ReviewAZON]

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Kit Carson: Mountain Man & Scout

[ReviewAZON asin=”1436693020″]In 1826 a seventeen-year-old Christopher ‘Kit’ Carson ran away from his job as apprentice to a saddler in Franklin, Missouri and joined a merchant caravan bound for Santa Fe in the far Southwest. The flight marked his entry into the pages of history. In the decades that followed, Carson gained renown as a trapper, hunter, guide, rancher, army courier, Indian agent, and military officer. Along the way, his varied career as a frontiersman elevated him to the status of a national hero, on a par with Daniel Boone. In 1856, while at home with his family in Taos, New Mexico, Kit (being illiterate) dictated his autobiography, which dealt with the innumerable adventures he had experienced to that point. However, some of the most significant episodes in his life would unfold in the ensuing years, leading up to his death in 1868. Since Taos artist and writer Blanche Chloe Grant first edited and published the Carson manuscript in 1926, it has become the central source for all subsequent biographers. In 1935 Milo Milton Quaife annotated another edition under the title of Kit Carson’s Autobiography, published by Lakeside Press of Chicago, and afterward reprinted by the University of Nebraska Press. Western historian Harvey Lewis Carter followed suit with publication of the most heavily edited version yet, with his ‘Dear Old Kit’: The Historical Christopher Carson (University of Oklahoma Press). Sunstone Press by electing to bring back into print Miss Grant’s original 1926 book, regarded perhaps as the handiest of the three published versions, calls attention anew to this pioneering memoir of the celebrated Kit Carson.[/ReviewAZON]

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John Sutter – A Golden Opportunity

[ReviewAZON asin=”B0012U7FRI”]This Design Includes: One American West Mural: approx. size: w48″x h37″   Let the great outdoors in. Imagine being in this breathtaking scenery. The artist has captured the beauty of the American west in this spectacular landscape. Lending[/ReviewAZON]

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