Lot 462

Pony Trails In Wyoming By Rollinson 1st Ed. Signed

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For your consideration is this beautiful signed copy of “Pony Trails In Wyoming” by John K. Rollinson, 1941 1st edition and published by The Caxton Printers, Ltd., Caldwell, Idaho. Born in Buffalo, New York, Rollinson was inspired by Buffalo Bill’s Wild West exhibition to travel to the West and become a cowboy. Rollinson arrived in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1903 and gained experience as a ranch hand before moving to Cody, Wyoming in November, 1905. Rollinson worked at various jobs in and around Cody until 1907, when he was appointed a ranger in the Yellowstone Timber Reserve. There, he was in charge of the Sunlight Ranger Station located in the mountainous region north of Cody. Rollinson patrolled the entire Sunlight Basin on horseback to fulfill his responsibilities to protect the forest lands. Rollinson resigned from this position in 1911 and, until 1915, he worked for Eveline Painter at Sunlight Valley Ranch, assisting her in the dude business. In 1915, Rollinson went to work in Altadena, California for his stepfather until his death on March 2, 1948. The book has a gray linen hardcover and the title is in red on the spine and in gilt inside a red box on the front cover. The book has 411 pages and is illustrated with photos. This copy has a Christmas gift inscription to a friend that is signed by the author and dated December 25, 1942. The book measures 9 1/4" X 6 1/2" X 1 1/2" and is in very good condition.