Francois X. Aubry, Trader, Trailmaker and Voyageur in the Southwest 1846-1854. Donald Chaput.

Francois X. Aubry, Trader, Trailmaker and Voyageur in the Southwest 1846-1854

Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1975.

First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 249 pp + illustrations, maps (one folding), with frontispiece, appendices, bibliography, index. Blue buckram. Boards very slightly bowed, else fine. No dust jacket. Western Frontiersman Series XVI. Chaput writes in the Foreword: "Aubry was no obscure petty trader on the frontier. From 1846 to 1854 he was the busiest, most effective merchant on the Saint Louis-Santa Fe-Chihuahua-California routes ... Along with this mercantile reputation he developed a talent for individual travel that has never been surpassed. His eight-hundred-mile trip on horseback from Santa Fe to Independence in five days is a record most likely to stand forever."

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Price: $40.00

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