Books, Books, and More Books!!!!

Did you know that we carry a variety of neat Wyoming history books? Have you ever wanted to learn more about the wild west, fun road trips stop in Wyoming or neat new recipes from the Montana wilderness? We have you covered with our awesome selection of unique books that are bound to spark your next adventures or take you on a trip to learning something new.

In our retail store here in Chugwater, WY and on our online website we have so many fun books you can buy. We even have some great books that are written by local authors. There are also tons of books about the history of the area we live in.

There a so many great titles that are in our collection of books. Here are a few we want to highlight to give you an idea of the books we carry.

Local Authors:

Carol Eckhardt

carol eckhardt books

Carol lives here in Chugwater and has written a wonderful series called the Bear Valley series. She has even lived on her own homestead for years. The Bear Valley series starts with the book Anna's Place about Anna Royer and her daughter who once left Wyoming but find themselves drawn to return. The next book in the series is called Homing it covers how Anna and her daughter leave their normal lives to restore an old homestead. The last book is called Echoes which covers the struggles of homesteading that the girls face and how they can be connected to the past homesteaders with their experiences. If you like the tales of homesteading in Wyoming, you should try this series out.

Wyoming History:

Almost Pioneers

Almost Pioneers

Almost Pioneers is about a couple who homesteads out to Wyoming. They deal with the struggles of homesteading including rattlesnakes, building a dugout, and much more. Soon they gain neighbors the Smiths who help grow their little community. Take a trip through the experiences of the Smith family on the Wyoming plains and how they built a home and community where nothing had existed before. These homesteads were created around the Chugwater area.

Steamboat

Steamboat

If you are from Wyoming or have ever visited you will notice our license plates, university logo, and many other Wyoming items feature a bucking horse on them. That is steamboat a legendary horse in Wyoming history. This book explores the life of steamboat and how he because of a famous symbol. If you are curious about this fun piece of Wyoming history, you should read this book today!!!

Tom Horn Blood on the Moon

Tom Horn Blood on the Moon

Tom Horn, the most notorious of Wyoming's range detectives and a pre-eminent name in Wyoming history, operated unchecked until he was arrested for the murder of Willie Nickell. This book explores Tom Horn's history and how he became a known name in Wyoming. If you like cattle rustlers and murderous cattle detectives, this a read for you.

Images of America Books

Images of America Books

We have several Images of America books in our store. We carry Cheyenne 1867-1917 that explores the history of our state capitol Cheyenne Wyoming. We have the book Platte County covering the history of the county we have our headquarters in. We carry the book Wyoming's Historic Ranches featuring some of the most prominent ranches in our state along with their history. Then we have the Yellowstone National Park book that explores the first national park in the US and some of its great and memorable features and history. These are great books with tons of historical facts for you to learn and explore.

Grapes and Vines:

Along the Grapevine Trail

Along the Grapevine Trail

Along the Grapevine Trail highlights wineries in South Dakota, Wyoming, and Nebraska. Read about these wineries and even use it to plan your next wine tour. This book is a delight for wine enthusiasts who are looking for a new adventure.

Four Corners: Vineyards and Wineries of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado

Four Corners Vineyards and Wineries

In Four Corners, Starley Talbott introduces readers to many of these vineyards and wineries. From large-scale vintners to family-oriented growers, there are exciting stories of obstacles overcome and goals achieved. Readers are invited to take an armchair or a real journey to the four corners states' vineyards and wineries. Visit one or all, where enthusiastic growers and wonderful wines await you at each place.

Haunted Ghost Stories:

Ghost towns of Wyoming

Ghost Towns of Wyoming

Ghost Towns of Wyoming features the historical and physical biography of 74 sites, with their histories dating back to 1812. While many of these towns are a vanishing breed from a bygone era, a sense of history hangs in the air of their empty streets. The only sounds that fill your ears are the wind, creaking boards, and the gravel under your boots.

Haunted Hotels of the West

Haunted Hotels of the West

The American West contains a deep history that can be explored by anyone who wants to visit. In this history is the unique use of hotels and inns. Many hotels and inns in the west are deemed to be haunted by the rich histories and tragedies that they are associated with. If you want to explore these haunted hotels then you should read this book and plan your next getaway.

Wyoming Ghost Stories 

Wyoming Ghost Stories

Scares and frights and mysteries! Haunted houses! Eerie voices! The walking dead! Here are the ghosts of Wyoming, the strange but true tales of unnerving sights and sounds that have never been explained. Footsteps when no one is there. Things that move that shouldn't move. Spectral bedside visitors and ghastly ghoulish sights. So find a comfortable chair and settle in for an entertaining read about the Cowboy State's ghosts…and is that a ghostly wail you hear or just the Wyoming wind?

These are only a few examples of the amazing books that we have in our collection. If you want to learn about outlaws, the famous Reshaw, homesteading, pioneers, and the history of the west browse through our selection. You will not be disappointed with what you find.

  

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