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A. Thompson diary

Identifier: C MSS -M1632

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.


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Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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".


1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Fred Rosenstock,Denver, Colo.,purchase,1975.
Finding Aid for the A. Thompson diary,1866 Mar. 5-Nov. 30[manuscript]
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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