Conquering the Last Frontier
Seattle: Superior Publishing Company [printed by Artcraft Engraving and Electrotype Company, (1950). First Edition. 8vo. Pp. vii, 195, . Foreword by George Savage. Frontis. photo portrait of Aldwell. Ilustrated with three sections of black-and-white photos. Endpaper maps. Bound in salmon-covered cloth with black lettering stamped on spine. Book is Fine, while illustrated dust jacket is price-clipped and has slight wear (please see photo). Fine / Very Good+. Item #1784
A sharp, presentable copy concerning the author's impressions of Port Angeles, Washington, the largest city farthest northwest in the Lower 48. Aldwell arrived Port Angeles in 1890, then very much frontier town, with a population of 1,300 and 16 saloons. He ran a cigar store prior to pursuing real estate and banking ventures, and became a civic pillar. Aldwell's work has a touch of boosterism, but plenty of historical merit, too, enhanced by historic photographs, as well as several taken just prior to publication. Dust jacket is now protected in a removable clear, archival sleeve. Bookseller inventory A05043X116L.