By: Irene D Paden
Hardcover. Macmillan, 1949, stated first edition. In very good condition, light bumping to corners and spine, pages lightly toning. DJ is good, several chips to edges, a 3" closed tear at bottom of front panel, price clipped. Two treacherous detours - Hastings Cut-off led 90 miles across the Great Salt Desert and so delayed the ill-fated Donner Party, and Lassen's wound painfully throught the Sierras and many a '90-er referrred to it bitterly as the "Greenhorn Cut-off.