EARLY DAYS UPON THE PLAINS OF TEXAS TOGETHER WITH POEMS, PROSE AND SELECTIONS.
N.p.[Lubbock?]: Privately printed, 1919. 168pp. Frontis. portrait. Green cloth with title in gilt on spine. First edition. Fine copy, possibly rebound (no dust jacket issued). In the fall of 1884, the author and his family came to Texas from Sterling, Kansas, settling in the Texas Panhandle. The first part of the book deals with their 31 day overland trek recounting the daily challenges of river crossings, overnight camping, navigation challenges, hospitality of strangers, etc. They would settle in Estacado, now a ghost town, established by the Quakers in 1879. Hunt would, eventually, become a Justice of the Peace, establish a boarding house, and operate a grocery store there. He recounts his daily experiences in these capacities. Hunt was in involved in the establishment of Lubbock and he gives some interesting information on its origins. Concludes with a selection of his poetry.