Oregon National Historic Trail -- History
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Rosy Antle diary
Photocopied from the typescript of Rosy's diary, this collection consists of a daily account of the affairs, difficulties, deaths, and friendships of the people in a wagon train during the 1860's. She is specific as to time and distance travelled, tolls paid for the passage of the wagon, the weather, and her health, commenting frequently about the heat and that she had a "sick headache."
John Brown autobiography and four letters received
Photocopy of Brown's autobiography. Also includes four original letters, one from Augusta Winters Grant, wife of Pres. Grant; and a Relief Society Financial Report for 1892.
Crossing the plains with ox teams in 1862
Ebeneezer Emory Gore autobiography
Journal of travels through the American northwest
Photocopy of a transcript. The journal describes the travels of an unnamed individual through the states of Missouri, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and California as well as a return trip by sea from California through Panama. The document ends as the author approaches New York City by sea. Through out the journal the author gives descriptions of his surroundings as well as incidents. This item is dated from April 14, 1865 to Nov. 9, 1865.
Joseph A. Kuhn letters
Handwritten letters dated 1866 and addressed to Kuhn's parents and to other friends and family members. The items were written in Nebraska, Wyoming, and Utah. Kuhn tells about his experiences on the Oregon and the California trails. He writes about meeting Mormons in Salt Lake City and elsewhere in Utah and gives his impressions of them.
Overland trail diary
Michael Ranger-Jones letter
Handwritten letter composed on May 20, 1850 near the upper crossing of the Platte River. This item was addressed to his wife while he was traveling to the gold fields of California. It describes traveling along the Oregon Trail.