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Prairie Traveler

Randolph B. Marcy (1812-1887)

1. 00-Preface
2. 01-Chapter 1 Part 1
3. 02-Chapter 1 Part 2
4. 03-Chapter 2 Part 1
5. 04-Chapter 2 Part 2
6. 05-Chapter 3
7. 06-Chapter 4 Part 1
8. 07-Chapter 4 Part 2
9. 08-Chapter 5 Part 1
10. 09-Chapter 5 Part 2
11. 10-Chapter 6 Part 1
12. 11-Chapter 6 Part 2
13. 12-Chapter 7
14. 13-Itineraries I to IV
15. 14-Itineraries V to VIII
16. 15-Itineraries IV to XII
17. 16-Itineraries XIII to XVI
18. 17-Itineraries XVII to XX
19. 18-Itineraries XXI to XXIV
20. 19-Itineraries XXV to XXVII
21. 20-Appendix

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Summary

Commissioned by the US War Department and written in 1859 by a decorated US Army captain, The Prairie Traveler is a complete how-to travel guide for the westward-bound pioneer. Covering topics from first aid for rattlesnake bites to how to travel 70 miles across the desert without water for one's livestock, the guide includes 28 travel itineraries with mileage and firewood availability.