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Old Greenwood. The Story Of Caleb Greenwood, Trapper, Pathfinder And Early Pioneer Of The West CHARLES KELLY

Old Greenwood. The Story Of Caleb Greenwood, Trapper, Pathfinder And Early Pioneer Of The West

CHARLES KELLY

Publication: Privately printed for the Author by Western Printing Company, 1936, Salt Lake City

First edition. 8vo. Limited to 350 copies of which this is number 87. Signed and dated by the author on the front free fly leaf. 8vo. Decorated pictorial fabricoid, with title in gilt on the front cover, 128 [5] pp., illustrated from photographs, bibliography, index. Photographs by Edgar M. Ledyard and the author. The story of Caleb Greenwood, trapper, trailblazer, and pioneer. An absorbing biography of one who was already an old man when he joined the Fur Brigade. As an octogenarian he piloted the Ide Party over the Sierra Nevada in 1845, Greenwood was involved with many of the great happenings that shaped the Western history. This book deals with his early life in the fur trade, his important role in the overland emigration to California in 1844-1845, his subsequent contribution as one of the more important trailblazers and guides, his part in the relief of the Donner Party, and his activities along the American River after the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848. Information on Lewis and Clark, Kit Carson, Jim Bridger, James P. Beckwourth, Manuel Lisa, Patrick Gass, Joseph L. Meek, and much, much more. Former owner's small, neat book plate on front free fly leaf, front and rear endpapers, lightly toned, else a fine, bright copy, lacking the elusive dust jacket.

Inventory Number: 47138

$275.00