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The Story of Marias Pass
Author: Flandrau, Grace
Reference #: 1458
Status: For Sale
List Price: $30.00
Great Northern Railway, Octavo. Stapled Card Covers. Near Fine no place of publication listed; no date, but circa 1925; pp. 22 + [1, map]; frontis port. of "John S. Stevens, Explorer of Marias Pass". Illustrated, and second portrait of "Governor Isaac I. Stevens, Head of the Northern Railroad Survey of 1953-55". An informative and very readable history outlining the exploration and surveying of a route for the Railway through this portion of the Rocky Mountains near the southern boundary of Glacier National Park. This copy is also of note as it is ex libris Annie Heloise Abel, a.k.a. Annie Heloise Abel-Henderson, and bears her signature on the front cover. "Annie Heloise Abel was one of the first thirty women in the United States to earn a PhD in history. One of the ablest historians of her day, she was an acknowledged expert on the history of British and American policy toward natives." (Wikipedia). One marginal marking, Else Fine. A desirable association copy, Annie Abel's fonds are housed at the Washington State University Library.
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