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STAN “TEX” BANASH. Roadside History of Illinois

STAN “TEX” BANASH. Roadside History of Illinois. Mountain Press. Trade paperback, 416 pages, $22, mountain-press.com.

Bo may know baseball, but Tex Banash knows Illinois. From Cairo in the south to Springfield in the center, to Galena in the northwest and to

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KAY MOORE. The Great Bicycle Experiment: The Army’s Historic Black Bicycle Corps, 1896-97

KAY MOORE. The Great Bicycle Experiment: The Army’s Historic Black Bicycle Corps, 1896-97. Mountain Press Publishing Co. Trade Paperback, $12, www.mountainpress.com.

2013 Spur finalist describes the military use of messengers and scouts on primitive bicycles in the late 1890s. That included a 1,900-mile round-trip adventure from

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CANDY MOULTON. Roadside History of Colorado

CANDY MOULTON. Roadside History of Colorado. Mountain Press Publishing Company. 288 pages; paperback, $20, mountain-press.com.

Colorado’s roads wind through country that is steeped in history, sometimes tracing routes with a history of their own, from the Santa Fe Trail to the Million

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CANDY MOULTON. Roadside History of Nebraska

CANDY MOULTON. Roadside History of Nebraska. Mountain Press Publishing Company. 416 pages; hardback, $30, mountain-press.com.

This collection of historical stories ranges from the earliest native inhabitants of the region to the development of Omaha and even Husker football. Arranged in five

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CANDY MOULTON. Roadside History of Wyoming

CANDY MOULTON. Roadside History of Wyoming. Mountain Press Publishing Company. 440 pages; paperback, $20, mountain-press.com.

Gives readers a sampling of the history, people, places, and events that shaped Wyoming. As I said in the introduction to the book, “High atop America is

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