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Mountain Men of Idaho by Darcy Williamson
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74 Short Stories of Idaho's Mountain Men

They were hunters, trappers, bear fighters, Indian killers who lived off the land and survived annual rendezvous. The sun, the wind, the harsh winter climate tanned and dried and leathered their faces until those without beards (and there were a few) had to roll up their sleeves to bare white arms as proof of their Caucasian identity.

The majority dressed more in Indian fashion than Indians. Fringed shirts. Buckskin leggings. Feathers. Beads. And bones. They wore their gee-gaws with pride ~ each trinket a momento of some rendezvous, Indian maiden, daring feat, or gift of friendship.

Possessions were bare essentials, scaled down so that all could be hastily gathered and spirited away at the first sight of trouble. Those over-encumbered easily lost the over-flow to Indians, if they didn't first, lose their lives trying to protect their property.

It was a life of extremes. Days of hunger would quickly be forgotten while consuming ten pound of sizzling buffalo steak. A day of cold and misery could thaw before the blaze of campfires as the memory of its harshness trickled away with each sip of Old Jamaca rum. Loneliness would give way to wild get-togethers with rivals or friends. The men would become engorged on gaming, drinking, pitting wit against wit, and brawn against brawn that solitude would become, once again, a desperately needed state of being.

Mountainmen were mountainmen for the sheer joy of freedom, endurance and oneness with nature. Any one who said that it was for the money, lied.

  • Perfect Paperback: 76 pages
  • Publisher: From The Forest; Revised edition (September 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984313680
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984313686
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
  • McCall's Historic Shore Lodge by Darcy Williamson & Marlee Wilcomb
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    Of all McCall, Idaho's historic buildings, Shore Lodge of Payette Lake, reigned for 40 years as the most loved. Although it was conceived as a resort, stock holders did not want McCall's lodge to imitate Sun Valley's resort-style glamour. Rather, this project's catchwords were to be "wholesome: and "service". From its conception to its demise, locals and visitors would gather in a recreational setting and enjoy lakefront accommodations, dining and entertainment in an unpretentious, relaxing style.

    Table of Contents:

    1. Shore Lodge ~ Payette Lake's Keynote 2. Flynn's Lardo Murel 3. Italian on Ice 4. Winter Blues 5. Shore Lodge Riding Stables 6. Johnny Runnalls and Old Skeeter 7. "The Man With the Perfect Profile" 8. Bing Crosby, Top o' the Morning 9. Miss Idaho 10. An Opinionated Character 11. Silenced Slots 12. Perry Bruce 13. Henri Temianka in Concert 14. Shore Lodge's Water Shows 15. Naming McCall's Sea Serpent 16. January 21st., 1954 ~ When The Lights Went Out 17. King of the Dock 18. John Edwards 19. The Case of the Missing Huckleberries 20. John's Swans 21. Hal and Dorothy 22. The Annens and the Basement Community 23. Douglas 24. Postcards from Shore Lodge 25. Sunday Brunch on the Lakefront; Picnics at Brundage Mountain 26. An Unwelcome Guest 27. Shore Lodge Snow Sculptures 28. The Takeover 29. It's History Now In 1989, this historic Idaho icon was purchased by a San Diego real-estate developer in a hostile take-over. Shore Lodge thus was extensively remodeled and christened Whitetail Lodge, an exclusive membership resort.

  • Perfect Paperback: 90 pages
  • Publisher: The Meadow Cottage Industries; 1st edition (February 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978528204
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978528201
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.3 inches
  • THE CARE AND FEEDING OF JAMES by Darcy Williamson
    Our Price: $15.00

    ISBN: 13: 978-1539109235
  • Print Length: 230 pages
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Perfect bound
  • Language: English
  • BISAC: Fiction/Contemporary Women

  • Janet had been longing for a work and sales space for her growing medicinal plant business, so when one day in April a real estate sign showed up in the parking lot of the vacated roadside café located in her small, hometown community of Wheeler’s Bent, she saw an opportunity. One major obstacle in fulfilling her vision was financing the project.

    Janet found six women to join her in the purchase of the café. As the women struggled amid the hardships of working together in a faltering business, James, a small injured bird entered their lives. In the end, it was the care and feeding of James that changed everything.

    Photos: Book cover; Book back cover; Cover painting by Christine Hulse; James

    Sisters of a Different Dawn by Darcy Williamson
    Our Price: $17.95

    Sisters of a Different Dawn is the tale of two women ~ New Englander Sara Gray and a Shoshone named Umentucken, of southeastern Idaho ~ two women who are as different as the Shoshone is from the Methodist-Episcopalian in the 1840s.

    But Sara Gray and Umentucken have a common bond in Sara's brother Myram, who left his Boston home to adventure west as a trapper for the Hudson's Bay Company. Sara's own travels across the country in search of her brother are filled with danger and excitement.

    Meanwhile, Sara is unaware that Myram has married a beautiful, spirited Native American who is totally unrepentant about her non-Christian upbringing. Sisters of a Different Dawn is the tale of two women ~ both striving to retain their individuality during a time when change threatens all that they had once believed to be truth.

  • Paperback: 274 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1517365600
  • ISBN-13: 978-1517365608
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • The Rocky Mountain Wild Foods Cookbook by Darcy Williamson
    Our Price: $17.95

    Award winning author, chef and herbologist describes 28 plants common to the Rocky Mountains and the West and easy recipes for cooking those plants in the field. Easy to recognize wild foods are abundant in the Rocky Mountains and the West. Darcy Williamson describes plants common to the region and offers a selection of recipes. All emphasize health-conscious cooking, using fresh ingredients.

  • Paperback: 251 pages
  • Publisher: The Caxton Press; 1st edition (March 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870043676
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870043673
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Fabulous Wild Fungi - Wildly Creative Cuisine by Darcy Williamson
    Our Price: $19.95

    While there are over 14,000 mushrooms, only about 3,000 are classified as edible, more than 700 have known medicinal properties, and fewer than one percent are recognized as poisonous. Each edible mushroom has its own unique texture and flavor.

    Preparing mushrooms according to their individual characteristics brings out their distinct culinary assets. Some are best eaten raw, sautéed, baked, or added to soups or sauces. Other, especially those with high water content, need to be simmered or steamed. There are those which have firm flesh and are best cooked slowly, or marinated and grilled. Fantastic Wild Fungi ~ Wildly Creative Cuisine guides you through the best way to prepare 22 species of wild edible mushrooms. The book offers over 200 recipes and hundreds of tips on when and where to find the different species, identification guide-lines, preserving your harvest for future use, and the nutritional and medicinal qualities of the mushrooms you eat.

    Paperback: 376 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1517512735
  • ISBN-13: 978-1517512736
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Healing Plants of the Rocky Mountains by Darcy Williamson
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    Award winning author and herbalist, Darcy Williamson, shares her thirty years of experience teaching the diverse uses of Rocky Mountain plants.

    Healing Plants of the Rocky Mountains represents thirty-one native species that have greatly contributed to Darcy's intimate knowledge of the plant world. Each chapter includes an introduction, details on identification, how to harvest for regeneration, plus instructions on preparation for usage.

    Artist, January Atkinson, also has a passion for native plants, capturing the quintessence of each species with vibrant watercolor illustrations.

  • Paperback: 171 pages
  • Publisher: From The Forest (May 28, 2002)
  • ISBN-10: 0939041227
  • ISBN-13: 978-0939041220
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Medicinal Plants of the Northwest, 130 Monographs
    Our Price: $39.95

    ISBN: 978-0-9843136-5-5
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: 8.5 x 11 spiral bound
  • Language: English

  • This volume consists of 130 medicinal plant monographs of the Northwest including herbs for various medical conditions, recipes and fomulas, plus methods of seed propagation. This personal collection of Darcy Williamson's monographs covers 130 of the plants she has taught to apprentice groups and many of the plants which she has used during her 40 years as an herbalist.

    PHOTOS: Front book cover.