Caldwell: Caxton Press, 1966. First Edition. 244pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Brown cloth with black stamped titles on the front board and backstrip. Minor sun fading to jacket's spine otherwise near fine/near fine. Map endsheets. Item #2775
This work tells the tragic history of the Meek Cutoff in eastern and central Oregon.
"Meek, an intrepid mountain man, persuaded two hundred families to follow him through the trackless desert country of eastern Oregon. The emigrants made their way up the Malheur River, building the road as they went; their wagon wheels where the first over the middleroute, and the story of their suffering, despair, and eventual rescue is presented in the pages of this book." - from the jacket.