SISKIYOU TRAIL: The Hudson's Bay Fur Company Route to California.

Dillon, Richard.

ISBN 10: 0070169802 / ISBN 13: 9780070169807
Published by New York: McGraw-Hill, (1975.) dj
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The Siskiyou Trail was the fur trappers and traders' road in the 1820's to 1840's from Fort Vancouver south to San Fransisco and beyond. SIGNED on the front endpaper by the author, and dated in the year of publication. A title in The American Trails Series, edited by A. B. Guthrie, Jr.Map frontispiece, selected bibliography, index. xv, 381 pp. plus 14 pages of black and white photographs inserted at front of book. Near fine in a very good dust jacket (some light toning to the pages.). Bookseller Inventory # 55123

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Title: SISKIYOU TRAIL: The Hudson's Bay Fur Company...

Publisher: New York: McGraw-Hill, (1975.) dj

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The Hudson's Bay Fur Company Route to California was the fur trappers' and traders' road in the 1820s, '30s, and '40s from Fort Vancouver (now in Washington) to San Francisco and beyond. Until publication of this book, there had been little documentation of the trail. Such giants of the route as Jedediah Smith and Peter Skene Ogden have come down in history. But the leaders on the trail were indifferent reporters and their followers -- an ethnic crazy quilt of Englishmen, Scots, Irish, French-Canadians, Mexicans, black Americans, Iroquois, Abenaki, half-breeds, and kanakas from Hawaii -- were lucky if they could write their names. Nevertheless, the explorations, the discoveries, the incredible hardships, the adventures, the occasional humor which lit up the treks like sun after a heavy rain -- all interweave to make this a towering tale, its truth attested by the primary sources which Richard Dillon has researched.

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