Thirty-one Years on the Plains and in the Mountains: Or, The Last Voice from the Plains. An Authentic Record of a Life Time of Hunting, Trapping, Scouting and Indian Fighting in the Far West

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Rhodes & McClure Publishing Company, 1900 - Frontier and pioneer life - 586 pages
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OCLC: 2625559
Related Subjects: Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) | Indians of North America -- Wars.
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Page 136 - O covered with poles, brush and the leaves of the century plant, these leaves being from three to five feet long and from six to ten inches wide. Their houses were also covered with these leaves. I never saw but two of these plants in bloom. One was about fifty miles north of Sacramento and the other in Golden Gate Park, near San Francisco. It was said they held their flowers four months. These flowers are very beautiful, being four inches across and look as though they were made of wax. But to return...
Page 594 - They are idols of hearts and of households ; They are angels of God in disguise ; His sunlight still sleeps in their tresses ; His glory still gleams in their eyes.
Page 590 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S STORIES AND SPEECHES; in cne volume, complete. New (1897) edition, handsomely illustrated; containing the m.any witty, pointed and unequaled stories as told by Mr. Lincoln, including Early life stories, Professional life stories, White House and War stories; also presenting the full text of the popular Speeches of Mr. Lincoln on the great questions of the age, including his "First Political Speech...
Page 593 - Artemus Ward, Abe Lincoln, Burdette, Daniel Webster, Victor Hugo, Brother Gardner, Clinton Scollard, Tom Hood, LR Catlin, Josh. Billings, Chauncey Depew and all humorous writers of modern times. Illustrated with 75 full-page engravings, by H. DeLay, and contains reading matter 407 pages.
Page 461 - ... been murdered and the wagons burned, she and her younger sister had been taken prisoners, and when night came they were tied hand and foot and staked to the ground, and all laid down for the night. "After we thought that the Indians were all asleep," she said, "I made a desperate effort and freed one of my hands, although it cost me a great deal of pain. After I was free I soon released my sister and we then ran for our lives. We had got but a short distance when the Indians discovered our absence,...
Page 590 - ... evangelist, DL Moody, in his wonderful work in Europe and America. Hundreds of thousands of copies have been sold. .;. Illustrated with excellent engravings of Messrs. Moody, Sankey, Whittle and Bliss, and thirty-two full-page engravings from Gustave Dore, making an artistic and handsome volume. " A book of anecdotes which have thrilled hundreds of thousands.
Page 585 - There were many of our number That never wore the blue, But, faithfully, they did their part, As brave men, tried and true. They never joined the army, But had other work to do In piloting the coming folks, To help them safely through. But brothers, we are failing; Our race is almost run; The days of elk and buffalo, And beaver traps, are gone. Oh, the days of elk and buffalo, It fills my heart with pain To know those days are passed and gone, To never come again.
Page 593 - Ten Years a Cow Boy.— A full and vivid description of frontier life, including romance, adventure and all the varied experiences incident to a life on The Plains as cow boy, stock owner, rancher, etc., together with articles on cattle and sheep raising, how to make money, description of The Plains, etc. Illustrated with 100 full page engravings. Contains of reading matter 471 pages. Wild Life in the Far West.— By CH Simpson, a resident detective, living in this country.
Page 586 - Our race is almost run; The days of elk and buffalo, And beaver traps, are gone. Oh, the days of elk and buffalo, It fills my heart with pain To know those days are passed and gone, To never come again. We fought the red-skin rascals Over valley, hill and plain, We fought him in the mountain top, And fought him down again.
Page 592 - Races, etc., etc., all of which are popularized from his standpoint in this volume. Handsomely illustrated and decidedly interesting. TALMAGE IN THE HOLY LAND: 322 pages. The Palestine Sermons of T.

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