Eu Clair, Wis. Free Press, Print, 1875. Item #464
8vo. 220 x 145 mm., [8 ½ x 5 ¾ inches]. 207, plus 4 pp. ads. Terra-cotta colored publisher’s cloth, title in gilt on upper board; minor wear to tips and head of spine. Bookplate of Frank and Ella Crover.
First edition, published and expanded from articles published in the Free Press of Eau Claire. “The immediate presence of powerful and sometimes turbulent and hostile bands of Indians on the north and west; the reckless and abandoned character of some of the immigrants; the total absence of legal and social restraint; all conspired to make every event of this early period full of
interest to those who, coming at a later day, know nothing of those vicissitudes and
experiences.” Howes R51.