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Title Overland route to California, description of the route, via council bluffs, Iowa
Author Child, Andrew
Date 1852
Document Type Pamphlet
Region California; Iowa
Places Council Bluffs, Platte River, South Pass, Bear River, Sierra Nevada, Sacramento Valley
Keywords migrant, overland trail, wagon train
Theme Homesteaders, Overland Travel and Early Settlements; Mining and the Gold Rush
Publisher Daily Sentinel Steam Power Press
Place of Publication Milwaukee
Additional Information From the Colton Storm catalogue: "The Preface comprises a letter from the author to his brother, dated from Nevada City, December 10, 1850, in which the author states: "The following pages, which I send you, I have copied with much care from a daily record kept of the road and trip, and its correctness I will vouch for. The absence of any reliable guidebook, was a source of great inconveinience to the emigration of last season..." Andrew Child accompanied the Upper Mississippi Ox Company overland in 1850, with eighty-seven people and thirty-two wagons. He was one of a few members of the company who spilt off at Fort Laramie under the leadership of Vance L. Davidson. Most of them were from Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin."
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana
Reference Graff 694
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue