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Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades

Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades
Photography and the American Civil War
Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades

Has a book ever so captivated you.... 

...that you could not put it down. Susannah J. Ural in Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades: the Civil War in the Words of Those Who Lived It is one or those books.

Father and Son Publish a Wonderful Book Together

Father and Son Publish a Wonderful Book Together
Father and Son Publish a Wonderful Book Together

Father and son publish a book using photographs from the Western History Collection. 

Several months ago, Larry Johnson called the Western History reference phone line and asked for permission to use several photographs in our collection.

Toast of the Town: The Denver Bread Company (1916-1945)

Toast and Its Various Uses: There's a Difference in Bread, 1924
View of the Denver Bread Co. (600 W. 12th Avenue) by Louis Charles McClure, MCC-3774
Dessert toast recipes from Toast and Its Various Uses: There's a Difference in Bread, 1924
Toast and Its Various Uses: There's a Difference in Bread, 1924

A Return to the Days Before Sliced Bread  

A fun, new addition to DPL’s Western History and Genealogy Department is Toast and Its Various Uses<

Upcoming Events, Exhibits and New Odds and Ends

Upcoming Events, Exhibits and New Odds and Ends
Upcoming Events, Exhibits and New Odds and Ends
Upcoming Events, Exhibits and New Odds and Ends
Upcoming Events, Exhibits and New Odds and Ends

Introducing two New Special Interest Classes Available at the Blair-Caldwell Library plus lots more!

Wo/Men at Work: Exploring Hard Work's Reward

Women at Work. Salt Lake City: Red Butte Press, 2012. Cover
Women at Work. Salt Lake City: Red Butte Press, 2012. Cover
Blunt, Judy. "Cooking From Scratch." Women at Work. Salt Lake City: Red Butte Press, 2012. Cover
Powell, Ralph. "Everything's Dangerous." Women at Work. Salt Lake City: Red Butte Press, 2012. Cover

This artfully designed, hand-bound book tells two stories of work during an era when what a person did or made was still considered more important than what he or she bought.

Milk and Honey: Contemporary Art in California

Milk and Honey: Contemporary Art in California by Justin Van Hoy. Pasadena, CA: Ammo Books. 2012. Front Cover.
Milk and Honey: Contemporary Art in California by Justin Van Hoy. Pasadena, CA: Ammo Books. 2012. Back Cover.

Retna’s art combines English and Spanish gang letters and the letter forms of Hebrew, Arabic and other alphabets into haunting paintings of calligraphic letters bleeding into one another, los

Good Reads for Fall

Good Reads for Fall
Good Reads for Fall
Good Reads for Fall

Curl up in one of our chairs and have a good read...

Three books that will broaden your perspective on early American History await you in Genealogy

Hidden Assets: Stories Behind the Throne by Dori Hutson

Roll out the Barrel, Redwood Highway 22, California
Doris Hutson

This historical and often hysterical reference/art book is for those who want to know more about the history of outhouses. From ancient Egypt, Japan and Colorado..to name a phew. The author Dori Hutson, was a Colorado fine art and commerical artist who grew up on a homested farm in eastern Colorado.

She had a close relationship with outhouses growing up and shares her wry sense of humor and artistic talents to give you a privy history lesson.