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The Second William Penn

A true account of incidents that happened along the old Santa Fe Trail

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Author: William H. Ryus
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,043 / 131 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 744
mnybks.net#: 6052
Genres: Adventure, Western
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agons, thinking they could get some coffee and other provision. In this lonely part of the world, seventy-five miles from Fort Larned, Kansas, and a hundred and sixty-five miles from Fort Lyon, without even a settler between, it was uncomfortable to even an Indian to find himself without rations.

The Nine Mile Ridge was a high elevation above the Arkansas River road running close to the river, on top of the ridge. The Indians followed the wagons several miles, imploring the wagon boss to give them something to eat and drink, which request he steadily refused in no uncertain voice. When it was known by the red men that the wagon boss was refusing their prayers for subsistence they knew of no other method to enforce division other than to take it from the wagons.

The leader of the band went around to the head of the oxen and demanded them to corral, stop and give them some provision. During the corraling of the train one wagon was tipped partly over and the teamster shot an Indian in his fright. T

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