Welcome! We have a variety of books primarily pertaining to mining camps and abandoned towns throughout the West. Learn about mining rushes, transportation (roads, railroads, stagecoaches, early autos), and other factors that caused towns to spring up in specific locations. Find out what life was really like for the residents of these towns as they boomed and then slowly faded into ghost towns. Local newspapers covered gunfights, fires, mining disasters, blizzards, and mining frauds as well as the social activities that created a sense of community.
Washington Territorial Postmark Catalog 1850-1889by Richard Long and Tim Boardman.
This is an illustrated catalog alphabetically listing the post offices that operated during the Territorial period, and showing the postmark types and date ranges of the postmarks known to have been used by them.Spiral bound so it will lay flat. Paperback, 136 pp.