Title: A Long Way to Frisco: A folk adventure novel of California and Oregon in 1852
Author: Alfred Powers
Illustrator: James Daugherty
Description: Signed by Powers on the half-title page. Stated First Edition. Beige cloth boards with brown pictorial. Crisp and clean. Dust jacket rubbed; slight wear to top front fore-edge corner; not price clipped ($2.50). DJ in clear archival sleeve. 186 pp. 8.25 x 5.5 inches.
A Gold Rush-era tale wherein a couple young men drive a herd of live hogs from Oregon's Willamette Valley to San Francisco: no easy trail to be made on hoof and foot and more than six hundred miles. Adventures and encounters with highwaymen, extortionists, Indians, grizzlies, the mountain man Joe Meek, and other characters fill the story.
Alfred Powers (1888-1984) was an Oregon educator, historian, and author. His notable History of Oregon Literature was published in 1935.
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Keywords: Oregon authors, historical fiction, novel, fiction, James Daugherty,
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