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Context of Conquering the wilderness, or, New pictorial history of the life and times of the pioneer heroes and heroines of America : a full account of the romantic deeds, lofty achievements and marvelous adventures of Boone, Kenton, Clarke, Logan, Harrod, the Wetzel brothers the Bradys, Poe, and thirty other celebrated frontiersmen and Indian fighters, Crockett, Houston, Kit Carson, Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill, and all the famous plainsmen, Graham, Sutter, Marshall, Fremont, Kearney, and other historic names of the Pacific Coast : with picturesque sketches of border life, past and present, backwoods camp-meetings, schools and Sunday schools, heroic fortitude and noble deeds of the pioneer wives and mothers, flatboating, the overland route and its horrors, the gold fever and filibustering expeditions, vigilance committees, Lafitte, Walker, Brigham Young, etc., eccentricities and self-sacrificing labors of Cartwright, Axley, and other celebrated pioneer preachers, and describing life and adventure on the plains and in the mining camps of to-day, including hunting, trapping, freighting, ranching, herding, post-trading, Indian agencies, scouts, guides and desperadoes, immense fortunes of Western millionaires, how made, etc., etc.
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