A Guide to the George A. Grant Reminiscences, 1878-1880, 1938
At the suggestion of his Harvard roommate O. W. Williams, lawyer George A. Grant moved to Dallas in 1878. Shortly after Grant’s arrival, the two men joined a ten-man surveying expedition to the Staked Plains funded by the real estate team of E. M. Powell and Edward L. Gage. In later life, Grant lived in Portland, Maine.
Composed of a typed transcript of a narrative and a letter, the George A. Grant Reminiscences, 1878-1880, 1938, document an 1878 surveying expedition to the Staked Plains. Grant’s narrative describes his arrival in Dallas and false arrest for train robbery. He also discusses his experiences on the expedition, including a buffalo stampede, encounter with scout “Muddy” Wilson, and stops in Jacksboro, Palo Duro Canyon, and Decatur. The letter from Grant (1938) accompanied the original narrative.
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George A. Grant Reminiscences, 1878-1880, 1938, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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