Publication: Rapid City Journal Co, 1924, Rapid City
First edition. 8vo. Light blue cloth, titles in black on the front cover and spine, 572 pp., foreword, many illustrations from photographs, portraits. Information on early explorers, the first prospectors, the Custer Expedition, the Collins-Russell Expedition, the Deadwood Trail, Indian raids and battles, the Battle of the Big Horn, highwaymen and robbers, the first hanging in the Black Hills, the Great Fire in Deadwood in 1879, the gold industry in 1877, information on cities to include Deadwood, Lead City, Sturgis, Rapid City, Spearfish, etc., efforts to establish law and order, Father DeSmet, Preacher Smith, Wild Bill, Calamity Jane, the killings of Frank Towle and Johnny Slaughter, etc. "One of the standard histories of the Black Hills, this book contains much information on the outlaws of that section."---Ramon Adams. Black Hills historian and bibliographer, J. Leonard Jennewein, list this work as one of "The Five Standards" of Black Hill's history. "All of these books are well known and may be found in many libraries... The Brown and Willard, emphasizes personalities, hold-ups, hangings, freighting experiences, Indian troubles and so forth."---J. Leonard Jennewein. Minor edgewear, else a bright attractive very good - near fine copy.
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