Pioneer Days: Story of an Adventurous & Active Life CHARLES HYDE 1939 Biography History South Dakota Hughes County 1st Edition, Dust Jacket


Title: Pioneer Days: The Story of an Adventurous and Active Life

Author: Charles Leavitt Hyde

Description: First edition. Black cloth boards with pale-brown lettering. Small blemish on title page. Short closed tear (one inch) on one leaf; short handwritten note on last page noting the date of death of Hyde. Dust jacket edge chipped; not price clipped ($4.00). DJ in archival sleeve. 15 photographs on 12 plates. xv, 286 pp. 9.5 x 6.25 inches.

Autobiography of Charles Leavitt Hyde (1860-1938), cowboy, cattleman, and a prominent businessman who helped found the city of Pierre, South Dakota. With extensive land holdings, by 1920 he had become the largest landowner in the state. In his autobiography, he also gives account of his thinking on professional success, government and economic depression, the prohibition of alcohol, and spiritualism and psychical research, and includes biographical profiles of his parents, siblings, children and grandchildren.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good–

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Place: New York
Year: 1939

Keywords: biography, autobiography, South Dakota, Pierre, Hughes County, history,

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