Carnegie Library Book Signing

No Time to Quit: Pioneer America Seen through the Life of
Rocky Mountain Man
Uncle Dick Wootton  (1816-1893)

 Janelle Wootton McQuittyAuthor of Pioneer America Seen through the Life of Rocky Mountain Man Uncle Dick Wootton will be at Carnegie Library on Saturday, August 26, 2017 to sell her book, sign books, and talk about her great-grandfather “Uncle Dick Wootton.”

The public is invited, and there is no charge to tour the library.  The Friends of the Library will be available in period costumes to conduct the tours.

 

As Richens L. “Uncle Dick” Wootton traveled the Santa Fe Trail, across the Plains and throughout the West, he trapped, traded, mined, freighted, helped establish towns (first store building in Denver), and built a road over Raton Pass–where he collected tolls until he made way for the railroad. His life has been likened to “an encyclopaedia of life on the Southwestern frontier.”

The 546 page book also includes a Prologue, Bibliography and Index. This slice of life is the American Frontier in story for .  The lives of many well-known and unknown frontiersmen and pioneers are woven into the book’s four sections.

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