TRAILS OF EARLY IDAHO by Abraham C. -- as told to Anderson


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George W. Goodhart, one time trapper, guide and scout, told his story in meticulous detail to Mr. Anderson, and recaptured some of the spirit of the days when the Rockies and Idaho and Utah were still the land of the Indian rather than the white. Goodhart tells only that part of his story between 1860 and the assassination of Lincoln, which coincided with the tragic drowning of his first wife. As trapper for the Hudson's Bay Company and the American Fur Company, and later as scout with the U.S. Army, he made his contribution to the opening of new frontiers. But he tells his story as a matter-of-fact record of everyday adventure with forces of nature, with Indians, with creatures of the wild. What sort of record he had kept the script does not say. The record as here given, is very detailed, lusty, red-blooded -- but so naive in presentation that it emerges as obviously amateurish. Sound and authentic source material, for Western consumption primarily.

Pub Date: Dec. 2nd, 1940
Publisher: Caxton