Diary of a Dude Wrangler, TheBurt, Struthers
332 pp. Frontispiece (photogravure of the Tetons). Green cloth with black imprint. No issued DJ. Near Fine Condition.The author's uncle ranched in Arizona and California in the late 1800s, and on visits to the family in the East, he taught Burt vaquero songs and how to swing a lasso, imbuing him with a love for the West that drove him, even as a teenager, to vacation in the Rockies and beyond. He drifted about the West for a few years before settling in Wyoming, where he became involved in dude ranching, to establish the Bar BC dude ranch in Jackson Hole in 1912. The author was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1882, and settled in Jackson Hole in 1908 with his wife, writer Katharine Newlin Burt. He died in Jackson Hole. He is the father of writer Nathaniel Burt. Charles Scribners Sons, New York, 1924. First Edition. $125.