First edition. 8vo. Cloth, 256 pp., acknowledgments, introduction, illustrated, map, bibliography, footnotes, index. The story of a headline-making trip when in 1859, the American Fur Company set out on what would be the longest steamboat trip in North American history. A 6200 mile trek along the Missouri River from St. Louis to Fort Benton in present-day Montana, and back again. It was a venture that extended trade deep into the Northwest and made an enormous stride in transportation. As new, unread copy, without dust jacket as issued.
Inventory Number: 43842