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Crossing the plains in 1865  

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Days on the Road: Crossing the Plains in 1865

Herndon, Sarah Raymond

New York

Burr Printing House



xvi, 270 pp. Frontispiece portrait. (8vo) original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition.

Sarah Raymond and her family traveled overland with the Hardinbrokke party, leaving Memphis, Missouri, on May 1, 1865, and arriving at Virginia City, Montana, on September 5. Sarah distinguished herself by driving one of the wagons, even across the North Platte River. She published her journal in Virginia City's Rocky Mountain Husbandman and then had it privately printed in book form. Eberstadt, Modern Overlands, 221; Graff 1870; Howes H-439; Smith 4371.

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Some wear and soiling to cloth, hinges cracked, inkstamp on front flyleaf; good.

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