New Pinedale book goes to press!
The new Pinedale back from the printer soon. Books can be ordered from the Museum of the Mountain Man.
Pinedale Book goes to press
Ann Noble and Sue Sommers supervise the printing of Ann's new book, "Pinedale, Wyoming: A Centennial History, 1904-2004", at the Worzalla printing company in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Copies will be available December 14.
Order Pinedale Centennial History Books for Christmas
November 21, 2005
(Pinedale) The Museum of the Mountain Man and historian Ann Noble proudly announce the publication of, "Pinedale, Wyoming: A Centennial History, 1904 – 2004." A full-color, limited edition of just 2,000 copies, the book is full of photos and detailed information about how Pinedale was founded, grew and thrived – not just as a town, but as a community. The hard-cover book will be back from the printer and available for delivery by December 14.
Local historian, Ann Noble, has spent the past three years researching Pinedale history for the book, which is sponsored by the Sublette County Historical Society/Museum of the Mountain Man. The book is 442 pages, done in full color. There are 570 graphics and photographs of people and places all through Pinedale history, many from private collections never before made public.
Noble used many sources for her book research. The spent countless hours reading through the early editions of the Pinedale Roundup newspaper rom 1904 to present. She had many in-depth personal conversations with long-time Pinedale Residents, as well as utilized the oral history collections and resources of the Sublette County Historical Society. She also obtained a lot of material from the records of the early Town of Pinedale Council meeting minutes. In addition, Noble obtained information from the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming Archives, the Wyoming State Archives in Cheyenne, the Sublette Examiner newspaper and many extensive interviews.
Here are excerpts from the table of contents of the new Pinedale book:
- Chapters on each decade from 1904-2004.
- Early Pinedale founding.
- Prominent Pinedale residents and contributions.
- Hundreds of photographs of people and places all through Pinedale history, many from private collections never before made public. Reprints of early Pinedale Roundup newspaper articles and advertisements. 570 photographs and graphics! Many in color!
- History behind many local place and street names.
- Wagon Wheel Project.
- Pinedale school history.
- Early history of White Pine ski hill.
- War Times and Pinedale citizens who went to war.
- Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Fremont at Fremont Lake.
- Camp Fire Girls.
Layout and design for the book was done by Sue Sommers, of WRWS Design (a division of Wind River Web Services, which also does this Pinedale Online website). Sommers has worked with the Museum of the Mountain Man on two other books, "The Fur Trade & Rendezvous of the Green River Valley", and "Memories of Kendall Valley" by Richard Hecox. Noble and Sommers went to Wisconsin on November 21st to be at the printer to supervise the printing of the book pages as they come off the press.
The Museum is taking pre-orders right now to fill holiday gift lists. Books are $65 each and can be picked up at the Museum, or shipped (shipping cost depends on how shipped and destination).
Pre-order will be taken be phone, mail, fax and online. To order by phone, call the Museum at 1-877-686-6266 or 307-367-4101. To order by mail, write Museum of the Mountain Man, P.O. Box 909, Pinedale, WY 82941. Make checks payable to SCHS/MMM, or use your Visa or Mastercard credit card.
The book can be pre-ordered online from the Trading Post on the Museum’s website, www.museumofthemountainman.com. Those using the order form in the Museum’s latest newsletter can fax their order to 307-367-6768.
An Early-Bird book signing is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, from 1:00 to 3:00 at Rendezvous Pointe in Pinedale. The main book signing will be on Thursday, December 15, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Museum of the Mountain Man.
"Pinedale, Wyoming: A Centennial History, 1904 – 2004" is a limited-edition printing of just 2,000 copies, so be sure to order your copy right away!