Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1918. Three volumes. 667; 652; 659pp. Profusely illustrated. Vol. 2 lacks pp.9-14, Vol. 3 lacks pp.411-12, and 425-26. Frontispiece in first volume. Later mottled cloth with gilt stamping on front boards, spines gilt, all edges marbled. Small chip in upper edge of Vol. 3 titlepage, tear at gutter of Vol. 3 pp.55-6 due to old adhesive (costing about fifteen words), occasional light wear and faint tanning. Occasional marginal annotations in ink to Vol. 1. Good, though lacking a total of five leaves of text. Item #WRCAM56548
A substantial history of Wyoming and its settlers assembled by historian and pioneer, Ichabod S. Bartlett (1838-1925). Volume one includes chapters on early explorers to the area and later trails, stage lines, and railroads, the fur trade, Native American history, mining and natural resources, military activity in the region, the history of printing and newspapers, the LDS church, and the development of the economy and territorial and state governments. There is also information on the development of the cattle industry, in particular the Johnson County War, as well as biographies of Tom Horn, Luke Voorhees, Frank Grouard, Casper Collins, and Doc Middleton. Volumes two and three contain numerous biographies of prominent residents (male and female), including their portraits in most cases. Bartlett includes himself, of course, noting that he is "in his eightieth year, but robust, active and at the zenith of his extraordinary intellectual powers...carrying on intellectual work which well might be trying to one half his age. Having lived forty years in Wyoming, he is most eminently qualified to write the history of this great state." ADAMS HERD 217. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 159.