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Dangers of the Trail in 1865

A Narrative of Actual Events

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 24,871 / 75 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.6
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 1,052
Added to site: 2008.10.29
mnybks.net#: 22492
Genre: History

I present this narrative of actual events on a trip across the plains to Denver, Colorado, in 1865 and of life in the Far West in the later sixties. Everything is told in a plain but truthful manner, and this little volume is submitted to the reader for approval or criticism.

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a gun and revolver?"

"Certainly."

"How many trips have you made?"

"None."

"Then how the devil do you know you can drive?"

"For the simple reason I am more than anxious to learn, and so are my friends." Then I made a clean breast of the position we were in and urged him to give us a chance.

"Well," he said, "You seem to be a determined little cuss; are the rest of the same timber?"

I told him they were of the same wood but not of the same tree.

After thinking the matter over, he said, "I'll tell you what I will do. I will hire the big fellow for driver at one hundred and twenty-five dollars per month, and the little fellow for night herder at one hundred dollars a month, and yourself for cook for one mess of twenty-five men and for driver in case of sickness or death, at one hundred and twenty-five dollars a month."

We then gave him our names, and, in return, he gave us a note to Mr. Perry, his wagon boss. We at once started for his corral, two mi

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