The Prairie Traveler: The 1859 Handbook for Westbound Pioneers
Author: Randolph B. Marcy
Book Page #: 256
Book Size: 8.1 (H) x 5.1 (W) x 0.6 (Th)
Along with a good rifle and a sturdy horse, this guidebook was essential for westward-bound pioneers. Originally published by the War Department, Capt. Marcy's manual offers life-or-death advice on choosing the best routes to California, food supplies, treating snakebites, fording rivers, and encountering Native Americans. 21 original illustrations.