Earl R. Smith, The Days of my Years

Smith, Earl R.   The Days of my Years, The autobiography of an Average American.   1968, Oregon Historical Society, Portland, OR.   [xiv] 1-324, paperback,  5 ½” x 8 1/2’”.    Near fine.

First edition.    Born in 1882 in Colorado, Smith lived most of his life on the west coast, both in California and Oregon, doing everything from mining gold to raising cattle.   Written for his children and published shortly before he died, this is an fantastic and over looked account of daily life in the American west during the early part of the 20th century.