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Hank of Twin Rivers, Book Three: Riding with the Wranglers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,870. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Seventeen -year-old Hank Heaton joins up with horse wranglers on their way to western Nebraska in search of wild mustangs. Hank claims and breaks his horse, Lady. He returns to Twin Rivers but finds Becca, his sweetheart, has been taken to Missouri by her father. Hank hires on with the wranglers to drive the horses to Texas. After the trail drive, Hank plans to head for Missouri to find Becca.
Hank of Twin Rivers, Book Two: The Eagle's Nest
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,720. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Hank, sixteen, has settled with his Pa and Uncle Mac where the North and South Platte Rivers merge. Pa and Major Beams set up a trading post between the Mormon and Oregon Trails. Conflict arises between Pa and Hank when Pa remarries. Hank makes friends with a preacher’s daughter which does not set well with her father or Hank's stepmother. Hank runs away rather than go to an Eastern school.
Hank of Twin Rivers, Book One: Journey of Change
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,700. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Twelve-year-old Hank loses his mother to cholera in 1855. When Hank’s pa leaves their Iowa homestead to find free land in Nebraska, Hank is forced to go with him. Uncle Mac brings Irish humor into Hank's life and serves as a cushion between Hank and his father. Hank tangles with thieves, meets a black trapper along the Platte, and discovers the preacher's daughter, a tomboy who doesn't like boys.
Railroad 1869 Along the Historic Union Pacific Through Nebraska
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,870. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This book chronicles the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad from its faltering start at Omaha in 1864 through the following three years as the builders press on through Nebraska. It describes the crews' dogged determination as they met the challenges of floods, scorching summers, Indian attacks and derailments.