Trails -- United States -- History -- Sources
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Identifier: MSS SC 1027
Scope and Contents Holograph diary, written in pencil by an unknown author. Item records the author's overland journey by ox team from Keokuk, Iowa to Oakland, California in 1860. The author's company included a handful of families and followed the Oregon Trail through Wyoming, then went through Utah and Nevada. Entries are brief and tell of starting times, distances traveled, and the condition of water and grass in the area. Some entries have been expanded in the back of the volume. A list of bills and expenses...