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FORGOTTEN PIONEER by Harry Golden. 157 pages. World. $4.

They did not carry long rifles or travel in prairie schooners, and there was not a Daniel Boone in the lot. They were peddlers. In their 140-lb. packs, they carried free enterprise in its purest form to the frontier. Inexpensive needles, thread, piece goods, fancy notions, buttons and furbelows, even snake oil, but these were what the pioneers needed — the thousand tiny common denominators of civilization. Most ended with little more than sore feet. But some who began as peddlers created American business dynasties:...

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