Introduction to James O. Pattie's Narrative
Pattie's Narrative describes his travels with a group of fur
trappers overland from St. Louis to California, and back. This journey,
begun in 1824, is only
known overland expedition to California, after Jed Smith's trip. He
traveled via a southern route, through Santa Fe and what is now Arizona.
Author: Pattie, James Ohio.
Editor: Flint, Timothy
Title: The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie, of Kentucky,
during an expedition from St. Louis, through the vast regions
between that place and the Pacific ocean, and thence back
through the city of Mexico to Vera Cruz, during journeyings
of six years; ...
Published: John H. Wood. Cincinnati, 1831.
This electronic transcription is based on the 1831 edition.
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