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A forgotten heritage; the story of a people and the early American rifle ... including brief biographies of some of the famous frontier characters who used this gun.

Author: Harry P Davis
Publisher: Huntington, W. Va., Standard Print. & Pub. Co., 1941.
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Genre/Form: History
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Davis, Harry P.
Forgotten heritage.
Huntington, W. Va., Standard Print. & Pub. Co., 1941
(OCoLC)602715444
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry P Davis
OCLC Number: 1597846
Description: 6 preliminary leaves, [11]-199 pages plates, portraits 22 cm
Contents: Introductory --
Part I: Conditions in Europe --
Conditions in early America --
Birth of the American rifle --
Final development of the rifle --
How the first rifle of America was made --
Kentucky and its greater Americans --
Sports in the backwoods --
Rifle and the Indian --
In the French and Indian War --
In the War of 1812 --
Reminiscences of an American --
Part II: Brief sketches from history --
Conestoga wagon --
Daniel Boone --
Lewis Wetzel --
General Daniel Morgan --
George Rogers Clark --
Moravian Indians --
General Simon Kenton --
Elizabeth (Betty) Zane --
Peter Cartwright, backwoods preacher --
Heroic women of the wilderness. Illustrations: Harry P. Davis --
"Blitzen" by J. Metzeger, 1728 --
Early American fowler by Jeremiah Smith --
Early Kentucky rifle by Isaac Haines --
Rifle of late Flintlock period by C. Liple --
European arms of the Eighteenth Century --
"Maggie," a pre-Revolutionary rifle by Henry Albright --
"Old Indian Killer" made by G. Call, 1780 --
Early and very rare Kentucky by M. Roesser --
Fine specimen of 1800 period --
Very early Kentucky by John Rupp --
Pre-Revolutionary rifle by Peter Gonter --
Post-Revolutionary superposed Kentucky by S. Bieg --
Match and all-purpose rifle by John Sherry, 1830 --
Abraham Christner rifle by John Selvidge, 1800 --
Rifling bench of the earliest known type --
Freeman Rupright, typical early rifleman --
Adam Brobst, typical early rifleman --
Accessories of the early riflemen --
Turnip Hole Cabin --
Old Vernon furnace --
John Sherry, famous early rifle maker --
Betty Zane monuments --
Conestoga wagon, transport of the wilderness --
Gnadenhutten --
Final edition of the early pioneers --
Schoenbrun --
Allentown Zion Church --
Peter Cartwright, pioneer preacher.
Other Titles: Story of a people and the early American rifle.
Responsibility: By Harry P. Davis.

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