Kit Carson
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Kit Carson trailblazer of the West (1809-1868) by Dan Zadra

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Published by Creative Education in Mankato, Minn .
Written in English



  • West (U.S.)


  • Carson, Kit, 1809-1868 -- Juvenile literature,
  • Carson, Kit, 1809-1868,
  • Pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • Scouts and scouting -- West (U.S.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • Soldiers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • Pioneers,
  • West (U.S.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century

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About the Edition

An easy-to-read biography of Kit Carson, who ran away from home at the age of fifteen to begin a career as a hunter, explorer, and mountain man.

Edition Notes

StatementDan Zadra ; illustrated by John Keely and Dick Brude.
SeriesWe the people, We the people (Series) (Mankato, Minn.)
ContributionsKeely, John, ill., Brude, Dick, ill.
LC ClassificationsF592.C33 Z33 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination30 p. :
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2405429M
ISBN 100886821894
LC Control Number87036384

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