Where the Rivers Run North

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Sam Morton
  • Publish Date: 2007-07-01


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Winner of the Wyoming State Historical Society Award in the Historical Fiction category

Experience the untamed beauty of early America in Where the Rivers Run North, a new historical novel from Sam Morton. Morton's extensively researched fiction carries the reader through three eras in the history of Abraska, or what is now southern Montana and northern Wyoming. From the days when Native American tribes dominated the landscape to the hardships of fledgling pioneer life to times of fast-paced modern development, Where the Rivers Run North introduces a shifting cast of characters as intriguing as they are diverse. One thread runs throughout--the figure of the horse, whether running wild on the plains or competing on the racetrack.

Where the Rivers Run North has won a first place award in the publications division from the Wyoming State Historical Society. Morton accepted his award at the Society's annual meeting in Gillette, Wyoming on September 6th, 2008. He was nominated by the Sheridan County Historical Society. The committee chose the book as 'a well-written epic for its story of horses; the widely diverse peoples who raised, used, and sold them; and the land that shaped them all. According to the nomination, the author spent over seven years in research and provided much primary source material never before published.

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