Crossing the Plains, Days of '57 A Narrative of Early Emigrant Travel to California by the Ox-team Method
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Crossing the Plains, Days of '57 A Narrative of Early Emigrant Travel to California by the Ox-team Method

By Wm. Audley (William Audley) Maxwell
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  • CROSSING THE PLAINS DAYS OF '57
  • A NARRATIVE OF EARLY EMIGRANT TRAVEL TO CALIFORNIA BY THE OX-TEAM METHOD
    • BY
    • WM. AUDLEY MAXWELL
  • CONTENTS
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
  • FOREWORD
  • CROSSING THE PLAINS DAYS OF '57
  • CHAPTER I.
    • FORSAKING THE OLD IN QUEST OF THE NEW. FIRST CAMP. FORDING THE PLATTE.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • CHAPTER II.
    • LARAMIE FASHIONS AND SIOUX ETIQUETTE. A TROPHY. CHIMNEY ROCK. A SOLITARY EMIGRANT. JESTS AND JINGLES
  • CHAPTER III.
    • LOST IN THE BLACK HILLS. DEVIL'S GATE. WHY A MOUNTAIN SHEEP DID NOT WINK. GREEN RIVER FERRY.
  • CHAPTER IV.
    • DISQUIETING RUMORS OF REDMEN. CONSOLIDATION FOR SAFETY. THE POISONOUS HUMBOLDT.
  • CHAPTER V.
    • THE HOLLOWAY MASSACRE.
  • CHAPTER VI.
    • ORIGIN OF "PIKER." BEFORE THE ERA OF CANNED GOODS AND KODAKS. MORNING ROUTINE. TYPICAL BIVOUAC. SOCIABILITY ENTRAINED. THE FLOODED CAMP. HOPE SUSTAINS PATIENCE.
  • CHAPTER VII.
    • TANGLED BY A TORNADO. LOST THE PACE BUT KEPT THE COW. HUMAN ODDITIES. NIGHT-GUARDS. WOLF SERENADES. AWE OF THE WILDERNESS. A STAMPEDE.
  • CHAPTER VIII.
    • DISASTER OVERTAKES THE WOOD FAMILY.
  • CHAPTER IX.
    • MYSTERIOUS VISITORS. EXTRA SENTRIES. AN ANXIOUS NIGHT.
  • CHAPTER X.
    • CHALLENGE TO BATTLE.
  • CHAPTER XI.
    • SAGEBRUSH JUSTICE.
  • CHAPTER XII.
    • NIGHT TRAVEL, FROM ARID WASTES TO LIMPID WATERS.
  • CHAPTER XIII.
    • INTO THE SETTLEMENTS. HALT.
  • END.
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