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Forty Years on the Frontier
     

Forty Years on the Frontier

by Granville Stuart, Paul C. Phillips (Editor), Clyde A. Milner II (Introduction), Carol A. O'Connor (Introduction)
 

When originally published in 1925, one reviewer called Forty Years on the Frontier "the odyssey of a nineteenth-century Ulysses." In 1852, Granville Stuart (1834–1918) traveled with his brother and their father to the Sacramento Valley of California, where they spent five years mining for gold and served in the Rogue River War. In 1857 he and his

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When originally published in 1925, one reviewer called Forty Years on the Frontier "the odyssey of a nineteenth-century Ulysses." In 1852, Granville Stuart (1834–1918) traveled with his brother and their father to the Sacramento Valley of California, where they spent five years mining for gold and served in the Rogue River War. In 1857 he and his brother started back to Iowa but were delayed by the outbreak of war between the Utah Mormons and the United States. After relocating to Montana’s Deer Lodge Valley, the Stuarts found gold, and news of their discovery sparked the first Montana gold rush in 1862. Stuart was instrumental in developing the Montana cattle industry and was a leader of the vigilantes who captured and executed numerous horse thieves in the summer of 1884.
 
Stuart's edited reminiscences are a priceless and authentic account of pioneering, prospecting, and community building in the northern Rockies and Great Plains.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times
"Here are incidents and characters for the making of endless novels."—New York Times
American Historical Review
"There is no other pioneer record of this section quite like it."—American Historical Review
J. Frank Dobie
"Nothing better on the cowboys has ever been written than the chapter entitled 'Cattle Business.' A prime work throughout."—J. Frank Dobie
Library Journal
Released in 1925, Granville's story recounts his years as a prospector, cattleman, and, later, vigilante. His narratives offer a first-person account of the settling of the West and its conversion from the open range to thriving communities. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803293205
Publisher:
UNP - Bison Books
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Pages:
265
Sales rank:
571,996
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Clyde A. Milner II is a professor of history and director of the Heritage Studies program at Arkansas State University. Carol A. O'Connor is a professor of history and associate dean of humanities and social sciences at Arkansas State University. They are coeditors (with Martha Sandweiss) of The Oxford History of the American West.

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