The Prairie Traveler, A Handbook For Overland Expeditions

The Prairie Traveler, A Handbook For Overland Expeditions

by Randolph B. Marcy

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The Prairie Traveler, A Handbook For Overland Expeditions by Randolph B. Marcy

This was the indispensable handbook for American pioneers traveling west in the mid 19th century. Commissioned and published by the U.S. government and written in a straightforward and helpful voice by U.S. Army officer Randolph Barnes Marcy (1812-1887), it offers all the useful and necessary advice overland travelers to the far West needed to ensure a safe journey:

. the different routes to California and Oregon
. how to pack a wagon for the journey
. finding and purifying water
. repairing broken wagons
. weathering storms
. how to handle saddle wounds
. the best way to make a fire on the prairie
. interacting with Indians
. hints on the best methods of hunting
. and much more.

Complete with all the original maps and illustrations, this replica edition is a remarkable artifact of one of the most exciting and dangerous eras in American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602067738
Publisher: Cosimo
Publication date: 09/01/2007
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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