New York & London: G.P. Putnams' Sons, 1911. First Edition. Original boards. SIGNED "Compliments of the author 1913." Royal 8vo. xxv; 673 pp. Frontispiece portrait and 350 illustrations from photographs and drawings (85 by Charles M. Russell, including four color plates with titled tissue guards. Publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering; top edge gilt; Chrales Russell illustrated plate affixed to front board; illustrated endpapers. Wear to extremities; shelfwear with corners & spine end just starting to show through; else a near fine copy. Item #18608
A Woman's Unique Experience during Thirty Years of Path Finding and Pioneering from the Missouri to the Pacific and from Alaska to Mexico. As a newly married woman, Carrie, along with her husband, Robert Strahorn, traveled by stage coach and horse back through Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, Washington state, and Oregon in the 1870s, documenting conditions for potential railroads. Fellow passengers were story tellers, singers of broody songs, children with whooping cough a few woman mostly men going west to find fortunes in gold or commerce. (Adams Herd 2180; Graff 3949; Howes S1054; Yost & Renner 25).