The Wagonmasters: High Plains Freighting from the Earliest

The Wagonmasters: High Plains Freighting from the Earliest


  • Paperback
  • 360 pages
  • The Wagonmasters: High Plains Freighting from the Earliest Days of the Santa Fe Trail to 1880
  • Henry Pickering Walker
  • English
  • 06 August 2014
  • 9780806119830

2 thoughts on “The Wagonmasters: High Plains Freighting from the Earliest Days of the Santa Fe Trail to 1880

  1. Nathan Albright Nathan Albright says:

    This sort of book recognizes that logistics is not a particularly sexy subject and aims its attention at those who are willing to pay attention to the importance of freighting in the settlement of the American West  As the author correctly notes without high plains freighting the settlement of the West would have been heavily delayed because aside from freighting only railroads were capable of bringing the supplies to towns that was necessary given that many of them were not self sufficient when it came to manufacturing or food for a long time after being founded if ever  And while freighting certainly did not last very long it filled a very important and necessary niche in the early development of the Far West and this book goes into a great deal of detail into how this was the case  Indeed that was perhaps the most impressive part of this book the level of detail that one could go into about freghting what supplies were brought the issues of profitability as well as the limits of supply and the importance of various factors in providing for the development or lack thereof of cities in the WestThis book is around 300 pages and is divided into fourteen chapters  The author begins with a discussion of the limitations of river transport in the West as pointing to the need for land based transportation 1  After that the author talks about the early trails of the West and the trials that were faced by the people traveling on them 2  There are then discussions on various ports of the prairie sea 3 especially small towns and forts where supplies could be found  The author talks about the diversity of creatures that could be found in the West 4 as well as the horns hoofs and wheels in the wagon trains that allowed land trade to go on 5  The author discussed what was necessary to keep the trains rolling 6 and then looks at specific cities and the way that land transportation developed in those cities over time beginning with Santa Fe 7 moving on to Salt Lake City 8 discussing the rise of Denver 9 and finishing the tour with a discussion of the difficulties of transportation to Montana 10  After that the author discusses the government as a customer of wagon trains 11 the attacks Indians made on the trains 12 the shortening of the trail 13 and the end of the trail with the rise of railroads 14  There were some aspects of this book that were deeply interesting when it came to the competition between various cities to receive the benefits of trade with new cities that were being started in the West  For example the competition over various towns on the Missouri River for the Western overland trade was very intriguing to read about as were the tradeoffs between the risk of attack from tribes and the certainty of having a harrowing mountain crossing in the Santa Fe Trail  The massive gains in trade capacity for the railroad over the wagon trade as well as the competition between the riverine trade with Oregon and California and Colorado over who would supply Montana's growing cities was also interesting to read about  The book makes it plain that the sort of populations that lived in the growing Western territories could not have been sustained without some sort of reliable overland trade made all the problematic by the way in which uncertainties about the law and violence sometimes made it difficult for wagon trains to know where money could be made and what supplies were needed wanted or even legal to bring in some cases  If you love the old west and logistics this is a great book to read


  2. Clytee Clytee says:

    I am totally fascinated by the Santa Fe Trail right now after I figured out my great great grandfather spent about a year at Fort Mann on the Santa Fe Trail during the War with Mexico in 1847 This book was very interesting it is about the freighting services by mule trains and ox trains in the 1840's into the 1880's in some places Santa Fe Trail my gg grandfather Hauling to Salt Lake City I live there The OverlandOregon Trail grew up on in in Hastings Nebraska Hauling to the gold mines in Colorado I visited many and my daughter lives in Denver I connected with a lots of facts in this book 4 stars because it wasn't the fastest or easiest read and had too many lists of value of various items hauled in various years


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2 thoughts on “The Wagonmasters: High Plains Freighting from the Earliest Days of the Santa Fe Trail to 1880

  1. Nathan Albright Nathan Albright says:

    This sort of book recognizes that logistics is not a particularly sexy subject and aims its attention at those who are willing to pay attention to the importance of freighting in the settlement of the American West  As the author correctly notes without high plains freighting the settlement of the West would have been heavily delayed because aside from freighting only railroads were capable of bringing the supplies to towns that was necessary given that many of them were not self sufficient when it came to manufacturing or food for a long time after being founded if ever  And while freighting certainly did not last very long it filled a very important and necessary niche in the early development of the Far West and this book goes into a great deal of detail into how this was the case  Indeed that was perhaps the most impressive part of this book the level of detail that one could go into about freghting what supplies were brought the issues of profitability as well as the limits of supply and the importance of various factors in providing for the development or lack thereof of cities in the WestThis book is around 300 pages and is divided into fourteen chapters  The author begins with a discussion of the limitations of river transport in the West as pointing to the need for land based transportation 1  After that the author talks about the early trails of the West and the trials that were faced by the people traveling on them 2  There are then discussions on various ports of the prairie sea 3 especially small towns and forts where supplies could be found  The author talks about the diversity of creatures that could be found in the West 4 as well as the horns hoofs and wheels in the wagon trains that allowed land trade to go on 5  The author discussed what was necessary to keep the trains rolling 6 and then looks at specific cities and the way that land transportation developed in those cities over time beginning with Santa Fe 7 moving on to Salt Lake City 8 discussing the rise of Denver 9 and finishing the tour with a discussion of the difficulties of transportation to Montana 10  After that the author discusses the government as a customer of wagon trains 11 the attacks Indians made on the trains 12 the shortening of the trail 13 and the end of the trail with the rise of railroads 14  There were some aspects of this book that were deeply interesting when it came to the competition between various cities to receive the benefits of trade with new cities that were being started in the West  For example the competition over various towns on the Missouri River for the Western overland trade was very intriguing to read about as were the tradeoffs between the risk of attack from tribes and the certainty of having a harrowing mountain crossing in the Santa Fe Trail  The massive gains in trade capacity for the railroad over the wagon trade as well as the competition between the riverine trade with Oregon and California and Colorado over who would supply Montana's growing cities was also interesting to read about  The book makes it plain that the sort of populations that lived in the growing Western territories could not have been sustained without some sort of reliable overland trade made all the problematic by the way in which uncertainties about the law and violence sometimes made it difficult for wagon trains to know where money could be made and what supplies were needed wanted or even legal to bring in some cases  If you love the old west and logistics this is a great book to read

  2. Clytee Clytee says:

    I am totally fascinated by the Santa Fe Trail right now after I figured out my great great grandfather spent about a year at Fort Mann on the Santa Fe Trail during the War with Mexico in 1847 This book was very interesting it is about the freighting services by mule trains and ox trains in the 1840's into the 1880's in some places Santa Fe Trail my gg grandfather Hauling to Salt Lake City I live there The OverlandOregon Trail grew up on in in Hastings Nebraska Hauling to the gold mines in Colorado I visited many and my daughter lives in Denver I connected with a lots of facts in this book 4 stars because it wasn't the fastest or easiest read and had too many lists of value of various items hauled in various years

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