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Where rivers change direction

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Published by Riverhead Books in New York .
Written in English



  • Ranch life,
  • Park County (Wyo.),
  • Shoshone National Forest (Wyo.)


  • Spragg, Mark, 1952- -- Childhood and youth.,
  • Ranch life -- Wyoming -- Park County.,
  • Park County (Wyo.) -- Biography.,
  • Shoshone National Forest (Wyo.) -- Biography.,
  • Park County (Wyo.) -- Social life and customs.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementMark Spragg.
LC ClassificationsF767.P3 S67 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination283 p. ;
Number of Pages283
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL49069M
ISBN 101573228257
LC Control Number99051649

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