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Nevada's Environmental Legacy: Progress or Plunder (review)

Nevada's Environmental Legacy: Progress or Plunder (review) 2? ? o Book Reviews401 American Indians played a dominate role in the history of Oklahoma in the nineteenth century, and the authors place this part of the story in the broader context of the history of the United States. From big-game hunters, to drilling for oil, to conservation efforts to save the forests and soil, to storm watching, to the Oklahoma City Bombing, the authors paint Oklahoma history in broad strokes, which may leave some readers wanting to know more about specific events and places. Oklahomans such as C. M. Beiden, Charles Haskell, Alice Mary Robertson, Henry Bellmon, and Elva Shartel Ferguson are highlighted. There is even a brief mention of "Pretty Boy" Floyd and other infamous people of questionable character. As transportation improved, the state grew and changed. From trails to trains to interstate highways, the authors emphasize how modernization has impacted the state through the movement of people and products. Agriculture has played-- and contínues to play--an important role in Oklahoma's economy, even though the number of farmers has continually declined over the years. From Kay County's 101 Ranch to Ardmore's cotton gins to Enid's grain elevators, the authors include textual snapshots of places helping http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southwestern Historical Quarterly Texas State Historical Association

Nevada's Environmental Legacy: Progress or Plunder (review)

Southwestern Historical Quarterly , Volume 113 (3) – Jul 6, 2010

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2? ? o Book Reviews401 American Indians played a dominate role in the history of Oklahoma in the nineteenth century, and the authors place this part of the story in the broader context of the history of the United States. From big-game hunters, to drilling for oil, to conservation efforts to save the forests and soil, to storm watching, to the Oklahoma City Bombing, the authors paint Oklahoma history in broad strokes, which may leave some readers wanting to know more about specific events and places. Oklahomans such as C. M. Beiden, Charles Haskell, Alice Mary Robertson, Henry Bellmon, and Elva Shartel Ferguson are highlighted. There is even a brief mention of "Pretty Boy" Floyd and other infamous people of questionable character. As transportation improved, the state grew and changed. From trails to trains to interstate highways, the authors emphasize how modernization has impacted the state through the movement of people and products. Agriculture has played-- and contínues to play--an important role in Oklahoma's economy, even though the number of farmers has continually declined over the years. From Kay County's 101 Ranch to Ardmore's cotton gins to Enid's grain elevators, the authors include textual snapshots of places helping

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Southwestern Historical QuarterlyTexas State Historical Association

Published: Jul 6, 2010

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