Frontier Days; A True Narrative of Striking Events on the Western Frontier

Frontier Days; A True Narrative of Striking Events on the Western Frontier

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...their promenading until that hour. They both became fairly good citizens thereafter as long as they remained, for it was not safe to do otherwise. This also had something to do in restraining the lawless element. During the spring of 1868, two men camped on the Creek in the original townsite and near where the Hammond Packing House now stands. One morning one of them went after the horses which had strayed away and when nearing camp with them a small marauding band of Indians intercepted and shot him with arrows, seeing which his partner ran into town and gave the alarm. A party of men brought him to the first hospital in the town located where the telephone office building now stands. He soon died. A company of cavalry from Fort Russell started after the Indians, but never sighted them for the well known reason that a small body of mounted men, especially where they know the country, can get over it faster than a larger one moving with military precision. Those Indians and practical cavalrymen knew this fact, to be the main difficulty in dealing with and punishing small bands of twenty or thirty Indians and yet prominent men believed drilled cavalry should overhaul and suppress Indians easily. Men of experience knew better. Probably few, if any of those who have become residents of Wyoming since the trying times when men were uncertain every morning as to their fate during the day, ever wondering whether or not the scalp lock would be on their heads or dangling on the belt of some Indian buck before the sun went down, can realize the feeling of the few men, women and children who were engaged in laying the foundation for the State while surrounded by such environment. Lumber being a prime necessity in starting a town, I went with the...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236958446
  • 9781236958440