Books: Dry Rivers

POWDER RIVER—Struthers Burt—Farrar & Rinehart ($2.50).

Powder River rises in central Wyoming, fed by the snows of the Big Horn Mountains. North it flows, joined by Salt Creek, Dugout Creek, Pumpkin Creek, Wild Horse Creek and Crazy Woman Creek. Bitterly alkaline, mushy with quicksand, flanked for 100 miles by badlands, Powder River is nothing compared with such rushing beauties as the Feather, the Snake, the Salmon.

But it drains the Powder River grass country where Western history was made. It watered the great ranch of the English-owned Powder River Cattle Co., which once ran...

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