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Steamboats -- United States -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Newk letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230311455]
Identifier: MSS SC 1367
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter unclearly signed and dated. The item describes the travels of the writer aboard the steamboat "Hickman," a visit to the "Duponts" artesian well in New Albany, Indiana, the flooding of certain areas along the river, and the writer's impressions of the countryside of Kentucky that borders on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
Dates: 1850

Peter Mastin Wentz diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230342526]
Identifier: MSS 802
Scope and Contents Typescript of a diary. Wentz left Binghamton, New York, in 1853. He travelled to Dunkirk, New York, and then to Ashley, Indiana. He took steamboats on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers in 1854 and described the buildings in Nauvoo, Illinois. He later settled in St. Louis, Missouri, where he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1855. He migrated to Utah the same year.
Dates: 1853-1855