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First Edition. Octavo, tan cloth, black label and decoration to upper cover, gilt letters, 261 pp. Fine, in a Very Good, spine-faded dust jacket with light rubbing to covers. Tale of the early years of the Prescott area, first capital of Arizona. Illus. Contents: Summary of Beginnings; First Americans in Northern Arizona; The Whipple and Beale Surveys; Gold and the Civil War; Prospectors Penetrate the Wilderness; Mining Districts are Formed; An Official Inspection; First Location of Fort Whipple; Travels of the Governor's Party; Big News on the Trail; Christmas in the Wilderness; Into the Promised Land at Last; Two Letters from Fort Whipple; Granite Creek and Walker's Gulch; The Governor's Expedition; A Soldier's Dream of Death Comes True; Indian Troubles Reviewed; Fort Whipple Moves to Granite Creek; Citizens Name New Townsite Prescott; More on the New Town of Prescott; The First Fourth of July in Prescott; McCormick's Fourth of July Address; Other Events of Spring and Summer 1864; Meeting of the First Legislature; Epilogue: Prescott's Early Troubled Years; Sources and Collateral Reading; Index.
Title: Founding A Wilderness Capital: Prescott, A. T. 1864. The Exploration, Early History and the First Government of Arizona Territory, Authoritatively and Colorfully Presented. Illustrated by Don Perceval.
Location Published: Flagstaff, AZ: Northland Press, 1965.
Seller ID: 4388s