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Jamestown's history began long before its appearance on railroad maps in 1872. Nomadic clans occupied the region thousands of years ago, hunting the icy edges of glaciers for bison. Evidence of mound builders from around 2,000 years ago is found in Stutsman County. Modern tribes claimed the territory, including the Dakota (Sioux), and by the early 1800s, explorers and trappers had encroached upon the region. With the Civil War, the United States began operations to suppress tribal people as pioneers moved west. Uncle Sam's expansion brought railroaders, adventurers, homesteaders, merchants, and others to the Upper Plains. Images of America: Jamestown introduces a wide assortment of local characters: Anton Klaus, the "father of Jamestown"; Peggy Lee, the feverish singer and bluesy jazz artist; and Louis L'Amour, the prolific writer of Western novels. Discover Jamestown's rich history and dynamic people, from farmers and newspaperwomen to soldiers and bankers. Longtime residents will enjoy rediscovering places and personalities they may only vaguely remember.
ISBN: 9780738599878
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: North Dakota
Series: Images of America
Images: 226
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Tom Domek is the author of five previous books, including Images of America: Custer State Park and Images of America: Mount Rushmore and Keystone. Keith Norman is the author of eight books, and Journé Domek is a first-time author.
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