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The Deadwood Trail (Trail Drive #12)

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They had beaten the harsh odds of the frontier. But for the two powerful ranchers, the most formidable trail lay ahead. There had never been a trail drive like this before...

The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and the brains, brawn, and boldness to drive them to market along treacherous trails. Now, Ralph Compton brings
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Published January 15th 1999 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Yee...hah! Five thousand plus head of cattle and two hundred horses bound from Virginia City to Deadwood. Deadwood is a bonanza town for gold miners and the cattle drovers hope to get rich getting the cows to the hungry miners at boomtown prices before anyone else. The route is not for the faint hearted; passing through Sioux hunting grounds and crossing rivers like the Little Big Horn (that sounds familiar). Heading out at the beginning of March there is the snow to contend with, trying to find ...more
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Ralph Compton (April 11, 1934—September 16, 1998) was an American writer of western fiction.

A native of St. Clair County, Alabama, Compton began his writing career with a notable work, The Goodnight Trail, which was chosen as a finalist for the Western Writers of America "Medicine Pipe Bearer Award" bestowed upon the "Best Debut Novel". He was also the author of the Sundown Rider series and the Bo
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Trail Drive (1 - 10 of 25 books)
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  • The Western Trail (Trail Drive, #02)
  • The Chisholm Trail (Trail Drive, #03)
  • The Bandera Trail (Trail Drive, #04 )
  • The California Trail (Trail Drive, #05)
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  • The Dodge City Trail (The Trail Drive, #08)
  • The Oregon Trail (Trail Drive, #09 )
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The Dawn of Fury (Trail of the Gunfighter, #1) Death Rides a Chestnut Mare (Danny Duggin, #1) Autumn of the Gun (Trail of the Gunfighter #3) The Killing Season (Trail of  the Gunfighter, #2) The Goodnight Trail (Trail Drive #01)

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