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James Ohio Pattie

James Ohio Pattie (c. 1804 – c. 1851) was an American frontiersman and author from Kentucky.[1]

In 1831, Pattie collaborated with Timothy Flint to publish The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie of Kentucky, which described his travels through what is now the Western United States and Mexico.[1]

The actor Donald Barton (1925-2002) played Pattie in the 1959 episode, "Price of a Passport", on the syndicated television anthology series, Death Valley Days, hosted by Stanley Andrews. Howard Wright (1896-1990) portrayed Pattie's father, Sylvester Pattie (1782-1828), the first American to be buried in California, long before statehood. In the episode, the Patties arrive in California to trap for furs but are ordered to jail by a superstitious Mexican governor, played by Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. A young woman named Carlotta (Arianne Ulmer) befriends them in jail. Ultimately, their medical knowledge benefits the community during an epidemic.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Pattie, James Ohio". Encyclopedia of Exploration, vol. 1. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "Price of a Passport on Death Valley Days". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved December 30, 2018.