Diary of a journey from Illinois to Colorado / by James A. Eddy, 1886.
- Diary of a journey from Illinois to Colorado / by James A. Eddy, 1886.
- Eddy, James A
- Published / Created
- The diary describes a journey from Albany, Illinois to Aspen, Colorado in the summer of 1886. The author and several other men drove horses overland to Kensaw, Nebraska, transported the stock by rail to Denver, and finally took them overland to Aspen. In Aspen, the author worked a mine with Ira Bacheler and others. Eddy comments on the towns they visited as well as the fields and crops. He occasionally mentions his partners, A. H. Hendrix who they met on the road, and the men he worked with in Aspen. The journal ends with the arrival of Eddy's wife and child in Aspen.
Diary has been written in from both directions.
The lower half of the first page of the journal has been torn off. Within the text, there is evidence that three pages were removed, but the narrative does not seem to be affected.
- 1 v.(120 p.)
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- WA MSS S-1409 Ed24
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
journals (accounts): diaries (AAT)
- Subject (Geographic)
Colorado--Description and travel
Davenport (Iowa)--Description and travel
Glenwood (Iowa)--Description and travel
Homestead (Iowa)--Description and travel
Iowa City (Iowa)--Description and travel
Iowa--Description and travel
Nebraska--Description and travel
Plattsmouth (Neb.)--Description and travel
West (U.S.)--Description and travel
- Subject (Name)
Eddy, James A
Hendrix, A. H
Wagoner, G. A
- Subject (Topic)
Horse industry--United States
Silver mines and mining--Colorado--Pitkin County
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- James A. Eddy, Diary of a Journey from Illinois to Colorado. Western Americana Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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