Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark, 1975. First Edition. Octavo. Item #005261
249 pp. Western Frontiersman Series v. XVI. 19 illustrations, 5 maps. unopened. Aubrey was no obscure petty trader on the frontier. From 1846 to 1854 he was the busiest, most effective merchant on the Saint Louis-Santa Fe-Chihuahua-California routes. He spent money and valuable time in finding short cuts on the Santa Fe and Chihuahua trails. When the Unites States government planned a series of surveys to find the best railroad route to the Pacific, Aubrey, at a great personal expense, made two overland trips from Dan Francisco to Santa Fe. This route along the 35th parallel was later followed by the Santa Fe Railroad. Much more biography of Aubry never before written. Bound in blue cloth, spine lettering gilt. Near fine.