Frontier Merchants: Lionel & Barron Jacobs and the Jewish Pioneers Who Settled the West

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Alongside the cowboys, miners, railroad builders, and soldiers whose role in the settlement of the American West is well known there was another, equally important figure: the pioneer merchant who supplied the rapidly growing towns of the West with manufactured goods. In "Taming the West," Jerry Stanley tells the story of Lionel and Barron Jacobs, who in 1867 set out from California for Tucson with a wagonload of canned goods. After a two month trek across the desert, they arrived in Tucson--then a lawless one-street Wild ...

Frontier Merchants: Lionel & Barron Jacobs and the Jewish Pioneers Who Settled the West 1998, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780517800201

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