Deep Trails In The Old West A Frontier Memory Edited by Frederick Nolan

By: Clifford, Frank, Frederick Nolan

Price: $475.00

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317 pages, illustrations, LIMITED EDITION of 20 copies, this being #12 specially bound in 1/4 leather and cloth, signed by Nolan, with a painting of a tintype by Bob Boze Bell used as a frontispiece, and a copy of the original tintype on the limitation page, also signed by Robert G. McCubbin who produced this limited edition, and is mentioned in the acknowledgments. Housed in a slipcase. . "A newly discovered memoir captures life in the Wild West of Billy the Kid. Cowboy and drifter Frank Clifford lived a lot of lives and raised a lot of hell in the first quarter of his life. The number of times he changed his name Clifford being just one of them, suggests that he often traveled just steps ahead of the law. During the 1870s and 1880s his restless spirit led him all over the Southwest, crossing the paths of many of the era's most notorious characters, most notably Clay Allison and Billy the Kid. More than just an entertaining and informative narrative of his Wild West adventures, Clifford's memoir also paints a picture of how ranchers and ordinary folk lived, worked, and stayed alive during those tumultuous years. Written in 1940 and edited and annotated by Frederick Nolan, Deep Trails in the Old West is likely one of the last eyewitness histories of the old West ever to be discovered. As Frank Clifford, the author rode with outlaw Clay Allison's Colfax County vigilantes, traveled with Charlie Siringo, cowboyed on the Bell Ranch, contended with Apaches, and mined for gold in Hillsboro. In 1880 he was one of the Panhandle cowboys sent into New Mexico to recover cattle stolen by Billy the Kid and his compaeros and in the process he got to know the Kid dangerously well." A great read!

Title: Deep Trails In The Old West A Frontier Memory Edited by Frederick Nolan

Author Name: Clifford, Frank, Frederick Nolan

Categories: Gunmen, Cowboys, The West,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Seller ID: 016453

Keywords: Cowboys, ranching, cattle, outlaws, lawmen, Billy the Kid, Clay Allison, Colfax County, Charles Siringo