The Frémont Cannon high up and far back unraveling the puzzle of the brass cannon abandoned in 1844 and never recovered from California's Sierra Nevada by Ernest Allen Lewis revised second edition. Penn Valley, CA: Western Trails Press, n.d. 24.8x18.8 cm, pp. [1-11] 12-88 [89-95] [96: blank], 26 illustrations, original pictorial wrappers, perfect bound. Second edition, revised. Lewis presents a convincing argument that the cannon is still sitting in the mountains somewhere in the vicinity of Bridgeport, California. "Years of research can be historically enlightening and full of adventure. Second only to Sir Francis Drake's Ye Platte of Brasse, the lost Frémont cannon is the the next most important artifact of the early western history of the United States yet to be found. With convincing argument, Lewis leads us step-by-step in the explorer's tracks and through a maze of legend surrounding the Frémont cannon" (Peter Wild). A very good or better copy. (#166192).
"Revised Second Edition" on title page.