Days on the Road. Crossing the Plains in 1865.

Days on the Road. Crossing the Plains in 1865.
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New York: Burr Printing House, 1902. 8vo, original brown cloth, backstrip gilt-lettered. xvi, 270 pp. Photographic frontispiece portrait. backstrip tips worn; rear cover punctured, with pinhole damage to numerous leaves; some external & internal spotting; stamp of the Michigan Apple Blossom Club on flyleaf; a slightly battered but serviceable copy. First Edition. Sarah Raymond and her family travelled overland with the Hardinbrokke party, leaving Memphis, Missouri, on May 1, 1865, and arriving at Virginia City, Montana, on September 5. Sarah distinguished herself by driving one of the wagons, even across the North Platte River. She published her journal in Virginia City's Rocky Mountain Husbandman and then had it privately printed in book form. Eberstadt, Modern Overlands: 221. Graff 1870. Howes H-439. Smith 4371. (Item Id: 5887)

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