3 December 2007
KANSAS PACIFIC RAILWAY. Miner's Guide to the Black Hills.... Chicago: Rand, McNally & Co., 1877.
Folded sheet (174 x 104 mm; opening to 408 x 345 mm). Including map "The Best Route to the Black Hills, Via Denver and Cheyenne, over the Kansas Pacific Railway and Cheyenne and Black Hills Stage Lines" (a few splits along folds). Quarter red morocco folding case. Provenance: Mary Paulding (signature on front wrapper).
A FINE COPY OF THIS SCARCE EPHEMERAL GUIDE. The map shows various settlements in the Black Hills, among them Crook, Gay, Deadwood, Spring, Golden, Custer, Martinsville and Rapid. It is claimed in the text that the route from Cheyenne is the best because of its proximity to military posts. On the recto of the sheet is a detailed itinerary from Cheyenne, information about stage lines and miner's attire, etc. Streeter sale IV:2062.
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