Publication: Privately printed, 1956, Everett, Washington
First edition. Pictorial cloth, ix(1), 21pp., 392pp. Illustrations, plates, portraits, cattle brands, 2 large folding maps laid-in. 25.8 cm. Litho-printed, illus. title page. Bye defines the “short grass country” as the country north of the Platte Rivers in Wyoming and western Nebraska, east of the Rockies and west of the Missouri River extending north up into southern Canada. The author, who grew up there, talks about events that occurred in the “short grass country,” gives a description of it and mentions many of the prominent early pioneers and cattlemen. In antidotal style, he gives a wealth of material on individual ranches including much information on their various brands. An extensive history of the introduction and development of ranching in short-grass country. Provides much detailed information about early ranchers and ranches in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Idaho. The large folding map entitled "Texas Trails Map" shows cattle trails from Texas northward through New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, and into southern Canada. Also shows cattle trails from Oregon, through Idaho, and into Wyoming and Montana. The large folding map entitled "Short Grass Country Ranch Map" shows the location of hundreds of ranches and their rangeland in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota. An outstanding work about ranching on the Northern Plains. Light wear to the spine ends, else a very good copy. Recommended. Scarce.
Inventory Number: 48234