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Grace Raymond Hebard’s Copy

34. DRIGGS, B. W. History of Teton Valley , Idaho . Caldwell : Caxton Printers, 1926. 227 [1 blank] pp., 9 photographic plates (including frontispiece).  8vo, original grey gilt-lettered boards. A fine copy, signed twice in red pencil by noted Wyoming historian, feminist, and  educator Grace Raymond Hebard, and with a few of her notations in pencil and printed book label of the “Wyoming Historical Collection of Grace Raymond Hebard of the University of Wyoming Laramie” (see Lamar, p. 498 & Thrapp, pp. 638-639). Laid in is a printed broadside ad for a photographic print (“Chief Good Horse, The Young War Chief”) being sold by D. F. Barry (1854-1934), who amassed a major archive of Native American photographs, traveled to many forts in the region, and photographed cavalry and Native Americans in portraits and genre settings.

     First edition. Adams , Guns 635: “Has a chapter on outlawry.” Adams , Herd 725: “Scarce.” Flake 3010. Smith 2578. This well-illustrated regional history contains information on early ranching in the Valley, biographies of stock raisers, accounts of rustling by Anglos and Native Americans (see especially the chapters “Outlawry” and “Sheep Depredations”), potential of the valley for stock raising, and some unusual fugitive history (e.g., “When Wilson, Pratt, and Driggs decided to locate here, they shipped a half dozen thoroughbred Holstein bulls in, but they did not survive long, as the old settlers and other beef-producing stockmen claimed they interfered with their beef stock, and shot the Holsteins on the range” p. 155). Excellent social history, with much on area women. ($150-300)

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