The manuscript describes an 1856 journey from Wisconsin to California starting by train to Chicago and Iowa City, then overland by Council Bluffs, the Platte, Fort Laramie, Malade River, the Humboldt, Lassen’s Cut-off, and the Sacramento Valley. The account reports hardships and sufferings, the friendliness of Mormon women and fellow travelers, but gives few details about the route.
Autograph manuscript. Transcribed for the North Western Home Journal.
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