Undated, ca. 1915. 4-1/4 x 6" stapled printed and photo-illustrated wraps, signed in pencil by the author on the upper wrap; pp. 30 ; worn, the wraps loose from the pages with chips out at the staples, and several closed tears, internally clean. Fair to good overall. Contains excerpts from various publications about Meeker's trailblazing escapades, issued between 1907 and the occasion of the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915. In his own words, the fellow once known as "the Hop King of the World" tells the tale of a man and his ox-cart as they travel the original Oregon Trail. Though we may mock (as did many at the time), Meeker did succeed in drawing national attention to the Trail, and in its permanent commemoration with granite markers.
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