A. Thompson Diary
Scope and Contents
Diary of a trip from Mount Pleasant, Iowa to Montana via New York, the Isthmus, San Francisco, Portland, and the Columbia River; also return trip via Nicaragua. Describes conditions locating and building the wagon road.
- March 5 - November 30, 1866
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Biographical / Historical
Member of a Government road party locating a wagon road from the head of navigation on the Columbia to the Missouri River, the "Lewiston and Virginia City Wagon Road".
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase, Fred Rosenstock, 1975.
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.
- Diaries Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Roads -- Design and construction -- Northwest, Pacific. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Voyages to the Pacific coast. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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