HICKORY SHIRT by George Palmer Putnam


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Historical fiction of an 1849 Westward covered wagon train, this is a vigorous story of pioneer travel. In the rush to get to California, and for various reasons, a small part of the train decides to take a possible short cut, straight over the Sierra Nevada, and it is young Hickory, a Vermonter, who pulls them through. His feud with untrustworthy Luke continues, his love for Marcy grows, and it is when he and Luke have to battle their way out for help, and back to the remnants of the party, that both have their climax, as they are caught in a cloudburst in a canyon. Very competently handled, this combines good adventure of the rugged sort, with believable frontiering.

Pub Date: April 20th, 1949
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce