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|Named Person:||John Steele|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John Steele; Joseph Schafer; Andrew Jackson Lindsay
"Of this book, designed by William A. Kittredge, three hundred fifty copies have been printed from type at the Lakeside Press, R.R. Donnelley & Sons company." This copy not numbered.
"The material reprinted in the present volume was also printed serially in the Lodi Valley news, the initial installment appearing April 8, the concluding one November 18, 1899"--Introduction.
"The hitherto unpublished sketches reproduced in this volume were made in 1849, and, on good authority, are attributed to Lieutenant Andrew Jackson Lindsay, of the Mounted rifle regiment, Colonel William Wing Loring commanding."--Page xxxv.
|Description:||xxxvii, 234 pages,  leaves of plates : ill., folded map, port. ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||Westward ho! The first stage, arena to Des Moines --
From Des Moines to Council Bluffs --
In the Indian country, storms and quicksands --
A stampede, Indian scare, buffaloes, wolves --
Fort Laramie on the plains --
The Black Hills and Independence Rock --
Up the Sweetwater to South Pass --
The Sublette Cut-off and Green River --
Across desert and mountain to Bear Valley --
Soda Springs to Pilot Peak --
The heavy road to Humboldt River --
Arrows and bullets: a battle with Indians --
New horrors of the desert --
The last barrier overcome --
The land of gold.
|Responsibility:||by John Steele ; edited with introduction and notes by Joseph Schafer ... ; illustrations from hitherto unpublished contemporary drawings.|