Toponce, Alexander, REMINISCENCES OF ALEXANDER TOPONCE, PIONEER.
Ogden, Ut.: Privately published, 1923. First edition. Hardbound. Embossed burgundy simulated leather. Fr Hinges cracked, slight shelf wear, else Very Good copy of an increasingly scarce book.
Frontis. portrait, illustrated with vintage photographs and portraits. The author emigrated from France and was drawn to the American west and experienced some exciting times, including gold rushes, Indian and Mormon wars, the Portneuf Massacre, life in Indian villages, Montana criminals and the hanging of Slade, the coming of the railroads, stage coaches, western politics, freighting in Wyoming, and other adventures. Toponce helped establish the first oaverland stage line from Missouri to California in 1855. Paher, Nevada, An Annotated Bibliograhy, 1974. Six-Guns 2225 ("very scarce"). Flake, A Mormon Bibliography, 8975. Howes T-299. Graff 4165.