The Great Salt Lake Trail
Place Published: Topeka, Kansas
Publisher: Crane & Company
Date Published: 1914
Edition: Later printing
Book Id: 29109
529pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Green decorative cloth with a tipi scene on the front board. Good. The covers are slightly rubbed and a little warped. They are also a little scratched. The longest scratch measures 5 inches long. There is a small light stain on the rear board. The spine is subtly faded. There is a former owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. The pages are mildly yellowed. The text block is just beginning to crack at p. 209. There are a couple of small dark stains on pp. 302/303.
"Over this historical highway the Mormons made their lonely Hegira to the valley of that vast inland sea. On its shores they established a city, marvelous in its conception, and a monument to the ability of man to overcome almost insuperable obstacles - the product of a faith equal to that which inspired the crusader to battle to the death for the possession of the Holy Sepulchre. Over this route, also, were made those world-renowned expeditions by Fremont, Stansbury, Lander, and others of lesser fame, to the heart of the Rocky Mountains, and beyond to the blue shores of the Pacific Ocean." Includes a recounting of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Flake/Draper 4254. Howes I5.