Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Press, 1936. Manuscript. Earle R. Forrest, Arizona's Dark and Bloody Ground--Complete Carbon Copy of Original Manuscript with Author's and Publisher's Holographic Corrections. Caxton Press, Caldwell, Idaho, 1936. 295pp. plus notes. Approx. 8.5 x 11 inches.
Complete carbon of the original manuscript with author's holograph corrections plus typesetter's marks. Includes Caxton press pasteups of title page plus other preliminary material. Also includes author's carbon record of his corrections, plus his text to accompany the photos (photo nor present) and heavily annotated carbon copy of the index. 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.
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