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Reshaw: The Life and Times of John Baptiste Richard: Extraordinary Entrepreneur and Scoundrel of the Western Frontier

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Reshaw: The Life and Times of John Baptiste Richard: Extraordinary Entrepreneur and Scoundrel of the Western Frontier - Glass, Jeferson, and Glass, Jefferson
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John Baptiste Richard-known as "Reshaw" the French pronunciation of his last name-was both an adventurer and an opportunist. The early American West was changing fast, and Richard jumped on opportunities before most men even realized they existed. He was a fearless adrenaline junkie, always on the edge of danger in his many personifications. Richard owned several trading posts and was not above illegally trading whiskey with Indians. He built the first bridge to span the North Platte River, which washed away in high water ...

Reshaw: The Life and Times of John Baptiste Richard: Extraordinary Entrepreneur and Scoundrel of the Western Frontier 2015, High Plains Press

ISBN-13: 9781937147044

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