First edition. 8vo. Big Bend Edition. Issued in an edition limited to 105 copies "Big Bend Edition," and 100 autographed numbered copies. This is copy 7. Printed wrappers, 35  pp., frontispiece, illustrated. "William S. Lewis, corresponding secretary of the Eastern Washington State Historical Society and treasurer of the Spokane County Pioneer Society, told of early days in the Big Bend country in an address at Lincoln and Adams counties' pioneer associations' picnic at Crab Creek, June 17, 1919." The Big Bend Country refers to a region in the Big Bend of the Columbia, from the Snake River to the mouth of the Spokane River, lying west of the Palouse and Spokane country, and embracing the present counties of Franklin, Adams, Lincoln, Grant, and Douglas in the state of Washington. Information on pioneers and early settlers, fur traders, early travelers and missionaries, miners and mining, the early cattlemen, the range and cattle industry, construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad, the passing of the cattlemen, Indians, early sheepmen, trouble with sheepmen, the first store, the first wedding, squaw men, and much more. Herd 1329 says "Scarce." Covers lightly soiled, small closed tear to bottom edge of spine, else a very good copy.
Inventory Number: 37012