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A Series Of Historical Sketches Of Early Days In Idaho. Six Decades Back CHARLES SHIRLEY WALGAMOTT

A Series Of Historical Sketches Of Early Days In Idaho. Six Decades Back



Publication: The Caxton Printers, Ltd, 1936, Caldwell

First edition thus. 8vo. Review copy with publisher's label affixed to front pastedown sheet (completely hidden by the flap) and reads: "Review Copy / Not to be offered for sale / Publication date Feb 15, 1936." Cloth, artwork by R. H. Hall on front and rear endpapers, [2], 358 pp., frontispiece [colored drawing], acknowledgments, preface, introduction, illustrated, epilogue, appendix. With some minor variations, this book is practically the same as the two-volume set published in 1926-1927 using the title REMINISCENCES OF EARLY DAYS. A SERIES OF HISTORICAL SKETCHES AND HAPPENINGS IN THE EARLY DAYS OF SNAKE RIVER VALLEY. Charles Shirley Walgamott arrived by stage at Rock Creek Station, Idaho Territory, on August 8, 1875. In an untamed land, far from his native Iowa, he survived illness, hardship, and lawlessness with his humor intact. Never a stranger to work, Walgamott mined, trapped, ranched, and hunted. While living with settlers, Indians, and outlaws alike, he amassed a trove of unforgettable experiences. Six Guns 2281 says "contains some material on the vigilantes, stage robberies, and other outlaw material." Also there is a chapter on Diamondfield Jack Davis and another on vigilantes. Chapters on the cattle industry of early days in Idaho and topics of the cow camp Bob Hall (1895-1970) was a noted Western artist from Butte, MT who traveled the West, well known for his paintings of mines, and worked extensively for the Federal Art Project during the Great Depression. Fine, bright, tight copy in a fresh, attractive dust jacket with minor wear to the extremities.

Inventory Number: 49237