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The Resource The real wild west : the 101 Ranch and the creation of the American West, Michael Wallis

The real wild west : the 101 Ranch and the creation of the American West, Michael Wallis

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The real wild west : the 101 Ranch and the creation of the American West
Title
The real wild west
Title remainder
the 101 Ranch and the creation of the American West
Statement of responsibility
Michael Wallis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Founded in 1893, the 101 Ranch was famous across the country for its touring Wild West shows, which featured countless cowboys and cowgirls, including Buffalo Bill, Geronimo, and Bill Pickett. The 101 Ranch show came to embody the spirit of the frontier for the entire nation. The Miller brothers, who owned the ranch, also found themselves involved in the formation of Hollywood and western movies, and the ranch produced many of the earliest western film stars, including Tom Mix and Buck Jones. Colonel George Washington Miller, the founder of the 101, participated in cattle drives, and Wallis follows Miller from Kentucky through Missouri and Kansas and into the Cherokee Outlet in northern Oklahoma, where he founded the 101 Ranch on the banks of the Salt Fork of the Arkansas River. The massive popular interest in the West also sparked a growth in western movies, and the Miller brothers were there to participate. Dozens of Hollywood's earliest films were shot on location at the ranch, and many of the 101 Ranch cowboys starred in these motion pictures. Wallis also portrays the origins of the mass entertainment industry that flourishes today, and shows how this industry helped to undo the West of reality and preserve it as a popular mythology. Full of incredible characters and unbelievable stories, this is an evocative reflection of the story of America itself
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
9.9
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Label
The real wild west : the 101 Ranch and the creation of the American West, Michael Wallis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [611]-624) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm40305646
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii 652 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312192860
Lccn
98050522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), 1 map
Label
The real wild west : the 101 Ranch and the creation of the American West, Michael Wallis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [611]-624) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm40305646
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii 652 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312192860
Lccn
98050522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), 1 map

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