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Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919). Hunting Trips of a Ranchman. 1885.

Introductory Note

THE SEVEN heads of large game figured in this book are faithfully copied from the originals, shot by myself, and now in my possession; the proportions have been verified with the camera.

The other engravings and etchings are for the most part based on photographs of scenery, costumes, etc., taken by myself while in the West, and are accurate representations of Western landscapes, as also of ranch life and hunting on the plains.

Most, although by no means all, of my hunting has been done on the Little Missouri River, in the neighborhood of my two ranches, the Elkhorn and Chimney Butte; the nearest town being the little hamlet of Medora—so named, I may mention for the benefit of the future local historian, in honor of the wife of the Marquis de Mores, one of the first stockmen to come to the place.


May, 1885.