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To The Golden Gate
George Nellis' 1887 Wheel Across The Continent

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SOURCES
Directories
Herkimer County Directory, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887
Des Moines City Directory, 1887
Omaha City Directory, 1887

Periodicals
Bicycling News, 1888
Bicycling World, 1886
Bicycling World and L.A.W. Bulletin, 1891
Harper’s Review, 1884
Hartford Evening Post, 1886
Herkimer Citizen, 1887
Herkimer Democrat, 1884 – 189l
Herkimer Record, 1888
Little Falls Journal and Courier, 1887
New York Times, 1886-1887
Outing Magazine, 1884
San Francisco Bulletin, 1887
San Francisco Morning Call, 1887
Springfield Wheelmen’s Gazette, 1886
Utica Globe, 1885-1887
Wheel and Recreation, 1887-1888
Wheel and Cycling Trade Review, 1888
Wheelmen, 1978 to date

Journals and Catalogs
Eagle Catalog, 1890-1891
Papers Read Before the Herkimer County Historical Society, 1898
The Clipping Scrap Book of George W. Nellis, Jr.

Books
Beebe, Lucius and Clegg, Charles. The American West. NY: Dutton, 1955.
Crofutt’s New Overland Tourist and Pacific Coast Guide. Chicago: Overland Publishing, 1879.
Dedmon, Emmett. Fabulous Chicago. NY: Atheneum, 1981.
Hayes, Kevin. An American Cycling Odyssey, 1887. NE: University of Nebraska, 2002.
Kron, Karl. Ten Thousand Miles on a Bicycle. NY: Karl Kron, 1887.
Miller, Clyde A. et. al. The Oxford History of the American West. NY: Oxford, 1994.
Miller, Donald L. City of Chicago. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1996.
Muscatine, Doris. Old San Francisco. NY: Putnam, 1975.
Nicoll, Bruce. Nebraska: A Pictorial History. Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 1967.
Peters, Arthur King. Seven Trails West. NY: Abbeville, 1996.
Rosa, Joseph G. Age of the Gunfighter. NY: Smithmark, 1993.
Savage, James W. and Bell, John. History of the City of Omaha. NY: Munsell, 1894.
Smith, Eugene W. Passenger Ships of the World. Boston: G. H. Dean, 1963.
Sorenson, Alfred. The Story of Omaha. Omaha, 1923.
Stevens, Thomas. Around the World on a Bicycle. Vol. 1. NY: Scribner’s, 1887.
Thayer, George B. Pedal and Path: Across the Continent Awheel and Afoot. Hartford: Evening Post Association, 1887.
Time-Life Books. The Wild West. NY: Warner Books, 1993.

People
Mr. Carl Burgwardt, Bicycle Expert and Museum Director
Dr. Robert Friedlander, Advisor and Photographer
Mr. Gordon D. Riedell, Son of Minerva and Grandson of G. W. Nellis, Jr.
Mr. John L. Weiss, Editor and Historian
Staff and Trustees of the Herkimer County Historical Society

 

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