THE PRAIRIE TRAVELER - Originally published in 1859, The Prairie Traveler became the
principal manual for westward-bound pioneers. At the time that he wrote
the book, Randolph B. Marcy (1812-1889) was a Captain of the U.S. Army.
Because he was an excellent writer and had spent much of his military
career in the American West, Marcy was asked by the War Department to
write this guide. The handbook is filled with helpful information once
essential for safe passage West―from available routes to Oregon and
California, to proper techniques for driving loose horses, drying meat,
or fording rivers. Today, the book is a fascinating view of the
strenuous and hazardous life faced by prairie travelers.
Condition: Very Good
Paperback - ISBN: 0399518657 Pages: 230 - Author: Randolph B Marcy - Publisher: Perigee