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The Ohio River Trilogy


The following books are known as the Ohio River Trilogy and are based upon actual true events involving Zane Greyfs own ancestors, the Zanes. Betty Zane was Zane Greyfs first book and was published using money acquired from his wifefs family. A first edition of Betty Zane can run well over $1000 while even the more common second edition will command almost as much.

These novels are set in the late 1700s during the opening of the Ohio River Valley by American settlers and detail the skirmishes and bloodthirsty warfare that occurred between the Indians (and their British allies) and the settlers on the frontier.


Betty Zane
1903. Charles Francis Press, NY.
291 pages.
Note: Zane Grey's first book.

Last Trail, The
1909. A.L. Burt, NY.
300 pages.

Spirit of the Border, The
1906. A.L. Burt, NY.
266 pages.






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