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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Hiram Latham; Jeff Dykes; Union Pacific Railroad Company.
|Notes:||Original t.p. has imprint: Omaha, Nebraska : Daily Herald Steam Printing House, 1871.
Map and facsim on lining papers.
"The sources of the future beef and wool supply of the United States. A description of the vast region lying between the Arkansas on the south, the British possessions on the north, the one hundredth meridian on the east and the summit of the Rocky Mountains on the west, where the grasses are self-curing, and where sheep and cattle live and thrive the year round without other food or shelter than that afforded by nature ... (Written originally as letters to the Omaha Daily Herald.)."
|Description:||xvi pages facsimile (88 pages), 89-94 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm|
|Contents:||Trans-Missouri stock raising: Winter grazing in the Trans-Missouri Region --
Platte Valley to Julesburg --
The Upper South Platte --
North Platte Valley --
A week among the herds and flocks of the Plains --
Texas cattle --
Sheep and wool --
Portions of the Trans-Missouri pastoral lands described in detail --
Sheep husbandry in Wyoming, New Mexico, and Colorado --
Appendix : brief biographical sketches of the letter writers.
|Responsibility:||by Dr. Hiram Latham, late surgeon of the U.P.R.R ; with an introduction [and appendix] by Jeff C. Dykes. Drawings by E.M. Schiwetz.|
- Livestock -- Great Plains.
- Livestock -- West (U.S.)
- Pastures -- Great Plains.
- Pastures -- West (U.S.)
- Agriculture -- West (U.S.)
- Agriculture -- Great Plains.
- Rangelands -- West (U.S.)
- Rangelands -- Great Plains.
- Great Plains -- Description and travel.
- West (U.S.) -- Description and travel.
- Great Plains.
- United States, West.