Creator

Date Original

1854

Description

This book records fascinating vignettes of life in Arkansas and numerous tales of hunting expeditions.

Biographical/Historical Note

Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Gerstacker was born in Hamburg, Germany on May 10, 1816. He came to New York in 1837 and set out for West traveling by foot to Arkansas. And he spent three months in 1838 hunting on the Little Red River and working as fireman on a steamboat on the Arkansas River. He was a nineteenth-century author who wrote about his observations and social conditions.

Physical Description

396 pages, plates, 7.5" x 5"

Subjects

Hunting; Fishing; Travel

Contributor

Friedrich Gerstacker

Geographical Area

Arkansas River, Cache River

Language

English

Identifier

F411.6.P161 1925

Resource Type

Text

Collection

ASA books

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Wild Sports in the Far West, ASA books, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

Comments

Frederick Gerstaecker wrote popular travel and adventure stories. He provided interesting glimpses of Arkansas pioneer life in the early years of statehood. - Sheila Bevill

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