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Newsletter Subtitle:  JP CRAZY CRATES 33-38
Month Year March 02, 2010

Consolidated Crazy Crates JP 33 - JP 38
Updated through February 27, 2010
Here is John Palmer's updated list.  Remember, John's books are almost always one-of-a-kind titles and are usually in a used condition, although some of them are new.   He will tell you if the condition of the book is flawed.  All of these are on his eBay store with all of his other books, as well as on these crates, so it is first come, first served.
All our free newsletter readers know that they need to call me, Pat, right away, at YOGS when they find a book they want, but since this is going on our Web site - WWW.YOGS.COM - the new crazy crate customers won't know that.
Weather in Indiana in the winter can be unpredictable!  Since this is now a one-person operation, we must change our open hours to:  By Appointment or By Chance only!  I am generally here from 10:00 to 5:00 Monday through Saturday, but the shop cannot be open when I am not there, so please call me before you come!
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Now, at last, to John's selection of books for this consolidated condensed crazy crate list of the remaining copies for which he had duplicates or replacement copies for those already sold.

CRAZY CRATE JP33 BOOK 2: THE OREGON TRAIL.  SKETCHES OF PRAIRIE AND ROCKY-MOUNTAIN LIFE.  BY Francis Parkman.  Boston:  Little, Brown and Company.   1872.  Fourth edition.  Reprinted 1890.  381 pages.  Hardcover.  [Note:  ex library copy, with library check out pocket, call numbers, etc.  The original cover shows some wear, but is present and still attached to the book.  The binding is tight and the pages are clean. The name of the previous owner is listed on the inside of the front cover.]  This is an original edition, not a reprint.  The following sketches first appeared in 1847.  Fresh out of college, Parkman and a close friend chose to follow the Oregon trail and make a record of their summer adventure.  27 chapters cover their experiences, including Fort Leavenworth, The "Big Blue", the Platte, the buffalo, scenes at Fort Laramie, scenes at the camp, hunting Indians, the Ogillallah Village, trappers, the Black Hills, the pueblo, Bent's fort, Indian alarms, and much more.  PRICE:  $15

CRAZY CRATE JP 33 BOOK 9:  ARMORIAL GENERAL.  PRECEDE D'UN DICTIONNAIRE DES TERMES DU BLASON. Par J. B. Rietstap.  Baltimore:  Genealogical Publishing Co.  1972.  2 volumes.  [Note:    ex library copy, with labels, etc.  The binding of the body is tight, but the hinges holding the body to the covers are very loose.  Pages 463 through 494 were never published in the book.]  If you don't need information on anything from Corfini through Cuenod, these books will be helpful.  Des multiples et anciennes attributions de heraut, peu ont survecu a l'evolution sociale et politque.  Si ceux-ci, naguere, conjuaient assez volontieres le blazon avec l'etude- voire la - fabrication - des genealogies, la giguer scientique et l'tilite.  Well, by now, you get the idea.  The book is in French.    They provide detailed information for coats of arms used in France.  No photographs and only one page of line illustrations.  PRICE for the set of 2 books: $50


CRAZY CRATE JP34 BOOK 13: LIST OF CARTOGRAPHIC RECORDS OF THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE.  (RECORD GROUP 49).  Compiled by Laura E. Kelsay.  Washington:  National Archives.  General Services Administration.  1964.  202 pages.  Hardcover.  The General Land Office, established as a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and later transferred to the Department of the Interior, was engaged chiefly in the survey, management, and disposal of public lands.  Although many of its functions were strictly legal and administrative in character, the surveying and mapping of the public lands were among its most important activities.  As the functions of the Land Office changed overtime, it was reorganized to meet current needs.  The records described in this list constitute four closely related series, three of which are records of the Division of Surveys of the General Land Office.  The fourth series is composed of published records issued by the offices of the Surveyors General and the General Land Office, usually without reference to a division.  The records in the four series date from about 1790 to about 1946.  The four series consist of 1) the manuscript and annotated maps unofficially referred to as the "Old Map File," 2) boundary survey maps and diagrams, 3) field notes and related records known as "Old Case 'F' File, and 4) published records.  The forty-page index covers over 3,500 entries.  PRICE:  $15


CRAZY CRATE JP 35 BOOK 2: VALLEY FORGE.  [PENNSYLVANIA].  By Stacy A. Swigart.  Charleston, SC:  Arcadia.  2002.  128 pages.  Softcover.  (Part of the Images of America Series.)  Valley Forge is a name that many Americans associate with George Washington and the American Revolution.  As the site of the 1777-1778 encampment of the Continental Army, it has come to symbolize determination and triumph.  Using the rich historical collections of The National Center for the American Revolution and the Valley Forge Historical Society, this book shares the early twentieth century history of the area through nearly two hundred images, the majority of which are published for the first time.  A variety of historical views and background make this an excellent source of light reading.  Highlights include Washington's Headquarters and the patriotic and inspiring Washington Memorial Chapel, as well as Revolutionary War artifacts, (such as the tent Washington used on many of his encampments) that have found a home in Valley Forge.  This is a behind-the-scenes look at the work done by W. Herbert Burk and a dedicated group of men and women who set out to preserve this important historical site as a symbol of our ancestor's struggle to gain freedom.    PRICE:  $19.99

CRAZY CRATE JP35 BOOK 5: SOUTH BEND [INDIANA] IN VINTAGE POSTCARDS.  By John Palmer.  Charleston, S. C.  Arcadia Publishing Co.  128 pages.  Softcover.  In the early 20th century, South Bend, Indiana's population more than tripled.  Established industries like Studebaker and the Singer Sewing Company rose to unprecedented heights of production, new businesses took root, and immigrants flooded into the area.  Photo postcards, originally a quick and inexpensive form of communication, became key documents in South Bend's growth, recording events, businesses, landmarks and people. Through nearly 200 vintage postcards, this book details South Bend's story from the turn of the 20th Century to the aftermath of World War II.  These images give a glimpse of lost glamour, representing the city as past generations witnessed it.  PRICE:  $19.99

CRAZY CRATE JP35 BOOK 6: SOUTH BEND, [INDIANA] REMEMBERED.  VOLUME 2.South Bend, IN:  South Bend Tribune.  2004.  160 pages.  Hardcover.  This second volume contains an excellent collection of local color and provides an excellent resource on South Bend, Indiana history.  This book contains mostly photographs of individuals or families, with short captions.  The earliest photograph is 1899 and the latest is 1976.  Photographs are not arranged in chapters, but there is a loose arrangement by decades.  PRICE:  $29.95
CRAZY CRATE JP35 BOOK 8: LOS ANGELES, [CALIFORNIA] THEN AND NOW.  By Rosemary Lord.  San Diego, CA:  Thunder Bay Press.  2002.  144 pages.  Hardcover.  The Native Americans called Los Angeles the "Land of Smoke" because of the haze that often hangs over the basin early in the morning.  The first Portuguese explorer, Juan Cabrillo, sailed into the bay and called it the "Bay of Smokes".  Later, the Spanish Governor, Felipe de Neve, brought 44 settlers from Mexico and re-named the area "La Reina de los Angeles." Today, settlers from every nation on earth have found their way to Los Angeles, and the city has grown from a small hamlet to a major city.  Kansas prohibitionist Harvey Wilcox sold parcels of his tiny ranch for a development to be called "Figwood".  But his wife changed the name to "Hollywood".  The small train stop called "Morocco" became the elegant Beverly Hills area.  At the turn of the twentieth century, movie producers discovered Hollywood and made it the film capital of the world.  Many of the early beautiful buildings were torn down in the 1960's to "modernize" the area, but historical societies managed to save many buildings from destruction and have restored them.  Surviving disastrous floods, fires, riots and, of course, earthquakes, Los Angeles continues to charm residents and visitors alike. 138 full-page photographs match historic nineteenth and early twentieth century black-and-white images with full-color photographs of modern Los Angeles, showing how the multifaceted, multicultural "Dream City" has evolved.  The index covers over 180 entries.    PRICE:  $15

CRAZY CRATE JP35 BOOK 9: EAST BAY THEN AND NOW. [SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA.]  By Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos.  San Diego, CA:  Thunder Bay Press.  2004.  144 pages.  Hardcover.  History has divided the East Bay, the San Francisco Bay's Eastern shore, into three parts.  In its agricultural south, farms once helped feed the larger northern and western cities.  An urban heart beats from the center, which is home to the flagship of one of the world's greatest university systems, the University of California.  International industry and shipping dominated the economy in the north, where oil - the lifeblood of industry - is still refined.    The East Bay was first known as Contra Costa - the opposite shore.  Native Americans first inhabited the area.  The Spanish visited the region in the 18th century and settled at Mission San Jose and awarded veterans of their army huge land grants in the area.  When gold was discovered in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1848, men and women came from all over the world to make their fortunes.  Most were unsuccessful, but they founded new cities.  These cities are celebrated here:  Mission San Jose, Niles, and Irvington - all of which became part of the city of Fremont in 1956 - Hayward, San Leandro, Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley, Albany, el Cerrito, and Richmond.  This fascinating book looks back at the way things were and shows how dynamics have shaped things into what they are today. 138 full-page photographs match historic nineteenth and early twentieth century black-and-white images with full color photographs of modern East Bay.  The index covers nearly 400 entries.  PRICE:  $15

CRAZY CRATE JP35 BOOK 10: NEW ENGLAND CHURCHES AND MEETINGHOUSES, 1680 - 1830. By Peter T. Malery.   Secaucus, New Jersey:  Chartwell Books, Inc.  1985.  Hardcover.   [Note: There is a red dot on the top of the pages, but it does not bleed into the pages.]  The meeting houses on this northern frontier formed the religious and secular centers of early communities.  Pete Mallary examines more than thirty buildings, ranging from the early and simple Old Ship at Hingham (1681) to the massive Greek Revival meeting house at Quincy.  He traces the origins of each building, its construction, the restorations and unravels the complicated roles of architects and builders.    PRICE:  $25


By William C. Davis.  Lawrence, KS:  University Press of Kansas.  2001.  284 pages.  Hardcover. [ Note:  ex-library copy.]  With style and authority that has made him one of our most popular historians of the Civil War, William C. Davis has written a biography of a friendship that captures the Confederacy in microcosm.  He tells how two  Georgians - one a robust charmer given  to fits of passion and the other a frail, melancholy man of quiet intellect forged a friendship that dominated the formation of the new  nation as Vice President and Secretary of State.  Davis traces the unlikely relationship from their early days in the Georgia State Legislature, through the trials of secession and war, revealing how both men persevered during the war and developed a deep animosity toward Jefferson Davis.  He then chronicles their postwar lives up to the death of Stephens, who died only four months after being elected the Governor of Georgia.  Toombs died in 1885.    PRICE:  $7.50

Graf Publishers.  First Carrol and Graf edition, 2001.  246 pages.  Hardcover.  [Note:  ex-library copy.]  Mary was proclaimed Queen of England on 20 July 1553, and as an essential part of what she saw as her God-given mission to restore Catholicism and papal supremacy in England, she set about the burning at the stake of Protestant heretics with a ruthlessness that earned her the name Bloody Mary. In her short reign - she died in 1558 - almost 300 Protestants were burned.  They chose to suffer an agonizing death rather than recant and embrace the Catholic faith. Some of the martyrs suffered more than others.  This book captures the fierce brutality of Tudor times and grips the reader with the narrative of England's reign of terror. Nearly twenty illustrations and paintings enhance the text.  The six-page index covers nearly 600 entries,. PRICE: $8

CRAZY CRATE JP36 BOOK 10: CENTENNIAL FARMS OF INDIANA.  Edited by M. Teresa Baer, Kathleen M. Breen and Judith O. McMullen.  With Genealogical Indexes by Ruth Dorrel.   Indianapolis:  Indiana Historical Society.  2003.  122 pages.  Softcover.  In 1947, in conjunction with Purdue University, the Indiana Historical Society began a program, originally called Pioneer Farms, to honor families who had owned a particular farm for one hundred years or longer.  At that time about 45 percent of Indiana's population was still rural.    Nearly 700 family farms were identified in this study.  This book takes the results of that survey and makes the information available to everyone.  Genealogists will especially like the format, which includes three detailed alphabetical indexes, including an index to the name of the original land owners of the farms and the dates they purchased the property, an index to the descendants currently owning the farm, and an index to the counties in which the farms are located.  Over 60 historic farm photographs accompany this book.  PRICE:  $24.95

CRAZY CRATE JP36 BOOK 11: A SIMPLE AND VITAL DESIGN.  THE STORY OF THE INDIANA POST OFFICE MURALS.  By John C. Carlisle.  Photography by Darryl Jones.  Indianapolis:  Indiana Historical Society.  1995.  93 pages.  Softcover.  In 1933, at the height of the depression, the Treasury Department's Advisory Committee on Fine Arts, along with its invited guests Eleanor Roosevelt and the directors of eight of the major art museums in the country, met in Washington, D. C. to develop plans for the employment of unemployed artists.  By the end of the meeting, the Public Work of Art Project was a reality. The Civil Works Administration allocated money to employ artists to decorate public buildings and parks.  One of the major construction projects funded by the New Deal Congress included the erection of new post office buildings in many communities throughout the country.  The Post Office served as the most public of all public buildings, and this program of painting murals in post offices would allow the people all over the country to view at least one thing of beauty.  Thirty-seven mural commissions were executed for Indiana post offices, with thirty-six of them remaining today.   The art program gave artists the exposure and experience, as well as income, during difficult times.  When the federal patronage ended, some artists were still able to earn a livelihood.  Many disappeared from the art scene and are virtually unknown. This volume gives a brief history of the federal arts programs and then focuses on the histories of the thirty-six murals still evident in Indiana.  The color photography of Darryl Jones brings the murals to life and shows the detail and workmanship of these artists.  Close-up details are shown on several of the murals, making a total of 71 color photographs of these historic treasures.  This is an excellent addition for anyone who collects Post Office materials or is interested in 1930's art.  PRICE:  $15

CRAZY CRATE JP37: CRAZY CRATE JP37 BOOK 1:  PEDIGREES OF SOME OF THE EMPEROR CHARLEMAGNE'S DESCENDANTS.  Compiled by Marcellus Donald Alexander R. von Redlich. Baltimore:  Genealogical Publishing Company.  2002 reprint of a book originally published by the Order of the Crown of Charlemagne, 1941.  320 pages.  Hardcover.  [Note:  All of the pages show a wave near the bottom, as though they had absorbed some humidity.  They are not water stains and do not detract from the book.]  This book is not a superficial collection of elaborate pedigrees.  It contains the true facts in regard to names known to history and of many families who have contributed in some way, great or small, to the development of our culture, progress and government.  The search for a proved descent from Charlemagne has the interest of an historical quest and demands the use of all we know of the history of Western Europe through the centuries and all we can learn of sources and methods of historical research.  The working out of a descent from the great progenitor of European royalty, for practically all the royalty at least of Europe descend from him,, gives one a cross section of the whole scope and sweep of mediaeval and modern history to be gained hardly in any other way.  Information in the first section (104 pages) is listed separately by country and then by descent.  The second section (188 pages) is arranged by surname and then by descent.  The 25-page index covers over 750 names.  PRICE: $35

CRAZY CRATE JP37 BOOK 9: MIDWESTERN ROOTS.  2003 FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY CONFERENCE.  July 11 and 12, 2003.  Indianapolis, Indiana.  Presented by the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana Genealogical Society.   Syllabus.  Indianapolis:  Indiana Historical Society. 2003.  120 pages.  Softcover.  Seventeen speakers, including Tony Burroughs, Amy Johnson Crow, Michael John Neill, Loretto D. Szucs and Marianne S. Wokeck, covered a wide variety of topics at this great conference.  Conference topics included Passenger Arrival Records, Organizing Your Research Materials, the 1930 Census, Lutheran Archives, the Freedmen's Bureau Research, UsingState and Local Records for Civil War Research, Researching Native Americans, Using Criminal Records in Genealogical Research, and much more.  Also includes a ten-page Program for the Conference.  PRICE:  Was $10.  NOW:  $5.00
CRAZY CRATE JP37 BOOK 10: MIDWESTERN ROOTS.  2005 FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY CONFERENCE.  August 19 and 20, 2005.  Indianapolis, Indiana.  Presented by the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana Genealogical Society.   Syllabus.  Indianapolis:  Indiana Historical Society. 2005.  115 pages.  Softcover.    Seventeen speakers, including Kandi Adkinson, Vicki Casteel, Diane VanSkiver Gagel, John T. Humphrey, Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, and Betty Warren covered a wide variety of topics at this great conference.  Conference topics included Kentucky Tax Lists; Improving Archival Skills; Census Substitutes for the In-Between Years; Kentucky Land Search; Pioneer Migration into the Midwest; Baptismal Records and Practices; German SS Records; Indentures, Infirmaries and Orphanages, and ore.  PRICE:  Was $10.  NOW  $5.00

A)  THE CHRONICLERS.  By the Editors of Time-Life Books.  With Text by Keith Wheeler.  Alexandria, VA:  Time-Life Books.  1976.  240 pages.  Hardcover.  (Time-Life Series of the Old West.)  [Note:  Ex library copy.]  In 1832, when the immense wilderness beyond the Mississippi was inhabited by fewer than 20,000 Americans, the novelist Washington Irving headed west on horseback.  His purpose was to observe and write of "those great Indian tribes, which are now about to disappear as independent nations."  Irving was followed by hundreds of other writers, artists, newspaper reporters, and photographers, who chronicled daily life in small towns and lonely ranches, wild majestic landscapes and more. Using contemporary photographs, drawings and illustrations, letters and diaries, the author presents a highly-readable history of the American West from those who saw it first hand.  150 photographs and illustrations enhance the text.  The three-page index covers nearly 500 entries.   
B)  THE SOLDIERS.  By the Editors of Time-Life Books.  With Text by David Nevin.  Alexandria, VA:  Time-Life Books.  1974.  239 pages.  Hardcover.  (Time-Life Series of the Old West.).  [Note:  Ex-library copy.]  Fear, fatigue, poor rations and little appreciation from his countrymen - that was the lot of the U. S. soldier whose job it was to enforce the nation's arrogant and often muddleheaded Indian policies.  In 1845 the territory from the Mississippi to the Pacific Coast was the home of more than 300.000 proud, possessive Indians.  Less than 50 years later, the Army had established complete control over the West, and not a single truly free Indian was left. Using contemporary photographs, drawings and illustrations, letters and diaries, the author presents a highly-readable history of the United States Army in the American West.  130 photographs and illustrations enhance the text.  The three-page index covers nearly 500 entries.  PRICE for the set:  $10


What a nice way to end still another JP Crazy Crate Consolidated Edition.  It is always nice to sell and end a Crazy Crate because a new crate goes up on the newsletter twice a week and we need the room on our shelves for the new sets!  Thank you for reading this newsletter.  The more you learn, the more you remember, and you never know when something you have learned here will help you with a past, present or future genealogical problem.  Pat from YOGS

[Note:  Constant Contact has informed customers that "due to a system upgrade, some customers are experiencing a small set of punctuation marks and other special characters appearing as squares.  This issue is impacting a small segment of our customers.  They are actively working on this and expect this to be resolved Mid-March."  We do not yet know if we are involved in this, but I thought you should know about it, so you won't send your computer out to be repaired if some punctuation marks appear to have been replaced by squares!  Pat from YOGS]


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