Russell Was Not a Frontiersman

As though to confirm their adverse opinion of him, Russell never exhibited a single characteristic of the frontiersman. He never lived in a log cabin, or cleared a patch of ground to plant a crop, never split a rail, never “roughed it”, hunted or fished, never drove an ox team, always wore the best clothes, didn’t chew tobacco, drink whiskey, or carouse around of nights, and never adopted the slow drawling speech of those about him.