Natural and Human History
Natural History of the Walla Walla Valley and Vicinity
Edited by Robert Carson
Nonfiction; 224-page, full-color softcover
Many Waters is a testament to the beauty of an extraordinary place. From the Blue Mountains to the Columbia River, southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon, in particular the Walla Walla Valley, is a remarkable region, one that American Indians called Wallah Wallah, or Many Waters. And for good reason. It’s always been a bountiful place with its rich soils and streams teeming with fish.
History, 318 pages; softcover.
A grand history of the fascinating fur trade era and the Inland Salish Indians.
The years 1800 to 1877 brought the earliest fur traders, then the first white settlers to the Northern Rockies – the land of the Inland Salish Indians who shared a common language and customs. Drawn from source documents as well as journals, manuscripts and early published works, this book is the most comprehensive history yet of the fascinating fur trade era and the interactions between the Inland Salish and new arrivals.
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By James Payne and Laura Schulz
11″ x 8.5″ softcover
This 68-page, full color, softcover book describes the history of Fort Walla Walla from 1821 to 1910 through engaging text richly illustrated with historic images and artifacts.
Published by the Fort Walla Walla Museum located in Walla Walla, Washington, the book contains details about the original fort built by Hudson’s Bay Company that was followed by one of the longest-occupied military posts in the Northwest. It also includes the full text of Capt. F. H. Pope’s 1908 history of the fort.
“An Illustrated History of Fort Walla Walla” is an excellent companion to Keokee’s other titles on the history and natural history of the fascinating and beautiful Walla Walla Valley, “Where the Great River Bends” and “Many Waters.“
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Jerry Pavia and Tim Cady with Ross Klatte
Nonfiction, 180 pages, 11″ x 8.5″ softcover, full color with more than 300 photographs
A photographic journey encircling the spectacular Selkirk Mountains of northern Idaho, eastern Washington and southeastern British Columbia, Selkirks Spectacular features amazing images by photographers Jerry Pavia and Tim Cady. More than 300 images along with chapters by Canadian Ross Klatte on the history, geology, communities, natural features, attractions, and the flora and fauna showcase this beautiful corner of the earth.
A geological field guide to northern Idaho and the Channeled Scabland
By Bruce Bjornstad and Eugene Kiver
Nonfiction, 480 pages, 6″ x 9″ inches softcover, 400 black-and-white illustrations, maps and photos, 50 color plates, index
Following up on his first volume, On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: A geological field guide to the Mid-Columbia Basin, geologist Bruce Bjornstad joined forces with colleague Eugene Kiver to guide readers upstream – northward into the Channeled Scabland and northern Idaho in The Northern Reaches. Illustrated with 400 maps, schematics, photos and illustrations, including 32 pages of color plates, On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: The Northern Reaches provides a clear, concise and easily useable guide to the remarkable geologic record of the great Ice Age floods.
By Jane Fritz and Friends
Nonfiction, 416 pages plus photo sections, 6″ x 9″ softcover, 100+ photos, 16 pages of color plates, 16-page Ross Hall classic photos section, and fold-out color map by Terrapen Geographics, in its second printing
Legendary Lake Pend Oreille is far more than a recreationist’s directory: Rich with sketches about biology and botany, loaded with fascinating historical lore, and abundantly illustrated, this is a bible for Lake Pend Oreille.
By Bob Carson
Foreword by Don Snow; photography by Duane Scroggins
Nonfiction, 184 pages, 11″ x 8.5″ softcover, road logs, bibliographic references, full color with 138 illustrations including photos and maps
East of Yellowstone invites the curious into the dramatic geologic beauty of the Clarks Fork Valley just east of the world’s first national park, as guided by geologist and professor Bob Carson. Featuring beautiful images by photographer Duane Scroggins, this book is essential to exploring the geology along roads and trails outside Yellowstone National Park.
A natural and human history of the Columbia at Wallula
Edited by Robert J. Carson
Nonfiction, 240 pages, 11″ x 8.5″ softcover, full color, 264 illustrations including historic photographs and paintings, index, road log and bibliographic references
In Where the Great River Bends, Bob Carson and his colleagues tell a fascinating story through the prism of Wallula, the historic gateway to the Columbia Plateau – a striking land where the forces of geology worked on a spectacular scale, of a desert oasis where Native Americans, explorers, fur traders, promoters and entrepreneurs, and modern-day agriculturalists and wind farmers have all made their mark. Wallula Gap and its signature geologic feature, the Twin Sisters, are notable features left behind by colossal Ice Age floods.
Edited by Kris Runberg Smith
Nonfiction, 224 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover, 144 black-and-white photos, index
This collection of oral histories recorded of numerous pioneers, Pioneer Voices of Priest Lake, provides a fascinating window into the past of Priest Lake, Idaho, before World War II through the words of those who actually experienced it.
Men and Women of the Upper Priest Lake Country, Idaho
By Claude & Catherine Simpson
Nonfiction, 312 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″ softcover, 115 black-and-white photos and illustrations, index, first printed in 1981
An Idaho classic now in its sixth printing, North of the Narrows tells the personal stories of the men and women who first settled the Upper Priest Lake region of northern Idaho. This perennial favorite has been in print for more than 30 years and celebrates those freedom-loving people who created their own way of life on Priest Lake during the late 1800s and early 1900s.