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Illinois -- Description and travel

Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Gordon C. Cone diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 661
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary of Cone's overland journey by ox team from Waukesha, Wisconsin to California in 1849. Cone is a descriptive writer and proud to record "only facts." Diary describes traveling conditions, encounters with Indians, cholera outbreaks, fellow travelers, and government assistance at the end of the trail. Cone also spent time in Salt Lake City and wrote about his unfavorable impressions. After arriving at California, Cone made several trips to Sacramento. Life in California was...
Dates: 1849-1850

Joseph William Summerhays diaries

Identifier: MSS 1323
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diaries and one typescript page of a diary entry from Joseph William Summerhays. Summerhays relates his activities while visiting Latter-day Saint historic landmarks while on a business trip to the Midwest and Eastern United States. Materials dated August 1884 to September 1885.

Dates: 1884-1885