Kit Carson's Autobiography

Kit Carson's Autobiography

Kit Carson's Autobiography

Kit Carson's Autobiography

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Many volumes of The Lakeside Classics Series have been devoted to narratives of trade and exploration in the trans-Mississippi West. If we include under this designation the Canadian Northwest, with the single exception of Mrs.Kinzie Wau Bun, from 1923 to the present time every issue has been devoted to this area. All of the volumes thus published have been reprints of earlier, and now rare or obscure books, and the reader who has preserved a complete set of The Lakeside Classics possesses a rather extensive library of the more important sources for the development of the American West.

In the world of the silver screen cycles come and go, but one type of picture, the "western," flourishes perennially. Therein the observer can detect a great truth of American history. The mastery of the frontier is the great romance of America, and its story engages the deepest affections of our people. In this story two popular heroes stand pree+̈minent, Daniel Boone and Kit Carson. Other men may have been no less . . .

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