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Bent's Fort.


Other works by DAVID LAVENDER

Publication: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1954, Garden City

First edition. Cloth, 450pp., map on endpapers, notes, index, extensive biblio. Lavender's standard history of the establishment of Bent's Fort, and the far-reaching influence that the fort and the Bent brothers had on the Santa Fe Trail and the region. Includes the story of the bloody Pueblo uprising; the heroic march of an Oregon missionary; the battle for New Mexico and the bigger battle to keep it; the exploits of Peg-leg Smith as well as other mountain men; tales of wagon trains lost on the plains ... stories of horror, humor, and heroism. Selected by the Western Writers of America as one of the all time best non-fiction works on the West. Previous owners name on front endpaper and on half-title, else a fine copy. Modest rubbing and edgewear to price-clipped dust jacket. Moderate wear to spine ends.

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