1934. Typescript. Earle R. Forrest, Arizona's Dark and Bloody Ground--Complete Typescript with Author's Holographic Corrections. 289pp. 27pp in duplication. 8.5 x 11 inches.
Complete Typescript with Author's Holographic Corrections as submitted to the Prize Travel Book Competition November 24, 1934, with typed submittal letter. Completed manuscript presented to Robert M. McBride & Company for their Travel Prize Competition two years prior to Caxton Press publishing the book. Forrest's submittal letter states, "I have spent many years in collecting this information, and have just completed the manuscript." William MacLeod Raine wrote the introduction. Very Good.
Forrest, Earle R. (Earle Robert), 1883-1969 was born in Washington Pennsylvania in 1883, eventually making his way west under doctor's orders to live in a drier climate. Earle Forrest came to Arizona in 1903 and worked for a time as a cowboy on the famed CO Bar Ranch near Flagstaff, Arizona. He also worked stints on cattle ranches in Colorado, Montana and New Mexico. During his time in Arizona, he began photographing Navajo and Hopi Indians, taking a strong interest in the history of the west.
Forrest received a B.S. from Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania in 1908, then went on to study forestry at the University of Washington from 1908 to 1909. He remained west working as an engineer and forest ranger for several years before landing a job as a reporter for his hometown newspaper in Pennsylvania. Thus began a lifetime in journalism publishing hundreds of newspaper and periodical articles while becoming a nationally known author of books on the west, publishing six fiction and non-fiction works related to the American southwest.
Published by Caxton Press in 1936, "Arizona's Dark and Bloody Ground" covers in detail the Pleasant Valley war in Arizona, a feud between the Tewksburys and the Grahams which stands as one of the most deadly and costly feuds in the wild west. William MacLeod Raine wrote the introduction. The book is included in the following bibliographies: Howes F-265; Adams, Guns, 747; Adams, Herd, 823.
A rare chance to own an original Earle Forrest typed manuscript and classic of the American west. Item #322