The Prairie Traveler - Randolph Barnes Marcy

The Prairie Traveler

By Randolph Barnes Marcy

  • Release Date: 1887-01-01
  • Genre: United States

Description

Commissioned by the US War Department and written in 1859 by a decorated US Army captain, this book 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.