Classics Illustrated Special Issue #144A - Blazing the Trails West
(June 1958)

Gilberton, 1955 Series
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Price
0.35 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
June and December
On-sale Date
1958
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gilberton Company, Inc.
Brand
Classics Illustrated
Editing
Roberta Strauss

Issue Notes

"Mr. Sylvester Vigilante, Historical Consultant. Mr. Vigilante is the Bibliographer of the New-York Historical Society. He is the retired head of the American History Room of the New York Public Library."
"Meyer A. Kaplan, Executive Editor"

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Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis
Frontiersman or mountain man with Native American wielding bow
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Keywords
educational

Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

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Synopsis
Table of Contents, indicia
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Blazing the Trails West (Table of Contents: 2)

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George Evans
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George Evans
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Synopsis
Splash page
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Keywords
American Indian; deer; Native American; Western

Indexer Notes

Art credits supplied by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

Gold, Fur, and Freedom (Table of Contents: 3)

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Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
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Cabeza de Vaca; Francisco de Coronado; Robert de la Salle; Daniel Boone (cameo)
Synopsis
Summary of the European invasion of North America, from 1519 to the 1760s.
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Keywords
American Indian; colonist; conquistador; explorer; French and Indian War; Native American; westward expansion

Daniel Boone (Table of Contents: 4)

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non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Daniel Boone; James Boone; Jemima Boone; Chief Blackfish; Rebecca Boone; Israel Boone
Synopsis
Life of Daniel Boone, from birth to old age.
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Keywords
American Indian; Boonesborough; frontier; frontiersman; frontierswoman; Kentucky; Native American; pioneer; Shawnee; westward expansion

The Lewis and Clark Expedition (Table of Contents: 5)

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Meriwether Lewis; William Clark; Sacagawea; Thomas Jefferson
Synopsis
Guided by Sacagawea, Lewis and Clark lead their expedition from St. Louis to the Pacific and back.
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Keywords
American Indian; Arikara; Clatsop; explorer; fact; Louisiana Purchase; Mandan; Minnetarree; Native American; Nez Perce; Shoshone; westward expansion

The Santa Fe Trail (Table of Contents: 6)

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Zebulon Pike
Synopsis
Zebulon Pike and others illegally enter Spanish New Mexico, eventually creating the Santa Fe Trail.
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Keywords
explorer; westward expansion

Fur and Mountains (Table of Contents: 7)

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Jonathan Thorn; William H. Ashley
Synopsis
Ashley and others set up fur trading systems across the American west, and establish the Grear Mountain Rendezvous.
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Keywords
American Indian; Arikara; Astoria; Blackfeet; fur; furs; Native American; War of 1812; Western; westward expansion

Kit Carson (Table of Contents: 8)

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Kit Carson; Charles Bent; Grass Singing; John C. Fremont
Synopsis
Early life of Kit Carson... youth, expeditions in the west, marriage, widowhood... until joining a Fremont expedition.
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Keywords
American Indian; Apache; Arapaho; Comanche; fact; grizzly bear; mountain man; Native American; Western; westward expansion

Texas and the Alamo (Table of Contents: 9)

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Stephen Austin; Sam Houston; Jim Bowie; Davy Crockett; William Travis; Santa Anna
Synopsis
Establishment of U.S. settlements in Texas; conflicts with Mexican government; revolt of 1835 (Texas War of Independence); fall of the Alamo; Battle of San Jacinto; independence of Texas
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Alamo; Battle of San Jacinto; Bowie knife; Mexico; Texas; westward expansion

The Mexican War (Table of Contents: 10)

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Santa Anna; Zachary Taylor; James K. Polk; Stephen Kearny; Kit Carson
Synopsis
U.S. annexation of Texas provokes war with Mexico, largely led by Zachary Taylor. Stephen Kearny seizes New Mexico then, with Kit Carson and others, moves on California. The United States now stretches from Atlantic to Pacific.
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Mexican War; westward expansion

End of an Empire (Table of Contents: 11)

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Synopsis
Description of Aztec life, and the coming of conquistadors.
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Keywords
Aztec; conquistador; Mexico

Indexer Notes

Thumbnail illustration of Aztec pyramid

Frontier Fun (Table of Contents: 12)

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Description of house raisings, camp meetings, bees, dances, and other activities of life on the American frontier.
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dance; pioneer

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Two thumbnail illustrations.

Special Introductory Offer (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. Blazing the Trails West
  4. 3. Gold, Fur, and Freedom
  5. 4. Daniel Boone
  6. 5. The Lewis and Clark Expedition
  7. 6. The Santa Fe Trail
  8. 7. Fur and Mountains
  9. 8. Kit Carson
  10. 9. Texas and the Alamo
  11. 10. The Mexican War
  12. 11. End of an Empire
  13. 12. Frontier Fun
  14. 13. Special Introductory Offer
  15. 14. ["Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"]
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