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Prairie Traveler
« on: November 07, 2021, 08:02:17 AM »
Gentlemen, I've started re-reading the Prairie Traveler, by Marcy.  I'd sort of forgotten how good it is! 
"There go those Nebraskans, and all hell couldn't stop them!"

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Re: Prairie Traveler
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2021, 02:16:19 PM »
Great Book, the 1861 revision has a lot more in it.

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Re: Prairie Traveler
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2021, 08:03:52 AM »
Great Book, the 1861 revision has a lot more in it.

-Dave

And the 4th edition (published in London) is edited and annotated by Capt. Sir Richard Francis Burton.

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Re: Prairie Traveler
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2021, 08:47:18 PM »
And the 4th edition (published in London) is edited and annotated by Capt. Sir Richard Francis Burton.

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Very interesting. I didn't know that.

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Re: Prairie Traveler
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2021, 08:23:02 AM »
Very interesting. I didn't know that.

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I have yet to find a 4th ed. that I could afford. But hope springs eternal.

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Re: Prairie Traveler
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2021, 07:46:36 AM »
So did Burton use it a source during his 1860 visit?   Always found him fascinating

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Re: Prairie Traveler
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2021, 08:17:16 AM »
So did Burton use it a source during his 1860 visit?   Always found him fascinating
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Yes.  That is what prompted him to do the London edition.

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PS - The Prairie Traveler is the book that started me in the book business.  I was at a living history event and one of the CW re-enactors had a copy.  I was so impressed I tracked down a copy for myself.  And then friends saw my copy and said that's neat; find me a copy.
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Re: Prairie Traveler
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2021, 10:30:17 AM »
I built my table and cots from drawings in the book. I use them
at my NCOWS primitive camp. That book was one of the cheaper things
Books got me excited about and had to have  LOL.


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Re: Prairie Traveler
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2021, 11:50:31 AM »
I built my table and cots from drawings in the book. I use them
at my NCOWS primitive camp. That book was one of the cheaper things
Books got me excited about and had to have  LOL.


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Do you have pictures to post Billy? I was thinking about making one myself.

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Re: Prairie Traveler
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2021, 01:01:52 PM »
Sorry, I don't have any pictures and all my camp gear is buried in my trailer.
you should be able to make them off of the drawings in the book, probably
will show more detail than a picture. Maybe someone else has some pictures
of my stuff, I know a few people have taken pictures.

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Re: Prairie Traveler
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2021, 01:11:37 PM »
Try this:
"I was born by the river in a little tent, and just like the river I've been running ever since." - Sam Cooke
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Re: Prairie Traveler
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2021, 04:11:37 PM »
Thanks for posting RCJ. You can see the table, but as I said probably not a lot of details.
There is a wooden (spring) that snaps into place to hold the legs in place, planed to3/8 ''
notches on the end to double as a gun rack. The table is cherry that I had cut at a sawmill.
A couple tips, you can buy square nails, also use screws for a flat screwdriver, and wire brush
the nickel plating off, a little salt water will rust (antique) in a couple days. good luck!!

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Re: Prairie Traveler
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2021, 10:14:37 AM »
Reading Prairie Traveler again, since I read this.
This is my second copy. In 2016 my wife and I follwed the trails west and got the book stamped along the way at the historical sites.

On that trip I wish we would have taken some historically correct clothes and probably a pyramid tent, would have made for some good pics and just plain fun.


 

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