West (U.S.) -- Description and travel.
Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:
Typed transcript of journal written April 18 to September 12, 1852, describing travel from Iowa to California. Gives information on weather conditions, Native American tribes and encounters with wild animals.Travelers average 20 miles a day.
Account of a journey by wagon train from Plano, Ill. to Denver, Colo. and vicinity over the Santa Fe Trail in 1859.
Diary of an overland trip from Philadelphia, Penn. to California and back. Visited Illinois, Wyoming, Utah, California, and Colorado. Describes in detail the sites visited, hotels, and events. Kept track of mileage traveled by various means of transportation.
Original plates and electrotypes of wood engravings used in Ingersoll's book, The Crest of the Continent; a Record of a Summer's Ramble in the Rocky Mountains and Beyond (1885).
Collection contains a handwritten account of 1939 summer vacation; includes trip through Rocky Mountain National Park, Utah, California, and Black Hills.
Diary (1860-1861) records journey from Madison, Wis. to Colorado (112 pages); three letters; 19 receipts; scrapbook inscribed to Frank G. Clark from George T. Clark includes newspaper columns, articles in reference to George T. and other Colorado figures; scrapbook compiled by Kate Goss Clark contains newspaper clippings on Colorado pioneer families, drawings and cards; biographical family information and anecdotes written by Frank G. Clark.; microfilm contains correspondence and diary.
Collection contains an account of a journey from Plano, Ill. to Denver, Colo. in 1860. Followed the northern or Platte Valley route.
Log of "3 months laborious travel" from Colorado, across Wyoming (partly on the Oregon Trail) to the "Nesperces or Salmon River mines" of Idaho.
Record of a trip by steamboat and covered wagon from Espy, Pa. to Mountain City, Colo.
Letter is written from Omaha [City], Nebraska, April, 20, 1859 to Baker's uncle, with an addendum on April 24. Baker was headed to Cherry Creek, Kansas Territory (Colorado). Speaks of the people he was traveling with and that they are "waiting for the grass to grow so that our horses will not starve on the way." And that there are thousands waiting for the "feed to get good."
Collection contains a diary of a "westward trek, 1902" by covered wagon from Hermosa, S.D. to Davenport, Wash. Includes foreword and postscript written in 1958 to summarize events before and after journey.
Collection contains Hastings research files with newspaper clippings, pamphlets, maps and information about states, counties and cities in Western United States.
Collection contains an original diary of a trip from Russell's Gulch, Gilpin County, Colo. to St. Louis, Mo. 1859; another trip from Port Clinton, N.Y. to Selma, Ohio 1856; plus memoranda of expenses, income, other personal miscellanea.
Platte River Itinerary, 1860: road ranches and stage relay stations along the river road between Fort Kearney and Denver City
Travel description based on quotes from diaries.
Reminiscences of career in Denver, Colo. 1909-1911, as well as experiences in New York, Chicago, Kansas City, other places in the West, 1900-1915. Includes letters to Warren C. Dubois and a copy of "Saga of Rondout Creek."
Reminiscence of trip in 1848 by Bayley, then age 14, his three brothers, and his father. They traveled by wagon train from Mississippi to Oregon.
Original letter and typescript describing a trip across the plains to Colorado in a stage coach in 1865 by Gus Frye to his father Captain V.A. Frye in Salem, Mass.
Collection contains two letters: Letter 1. Aug. 1869; Sacramento, Calif. to an unidentified brother, describes a trip from Utah, through Mont., Wash., Ore., to Calif. -- Letter 2. Jan. 30, 1872; Kansas City, Mo. to a Miss Harrisworth. Both were written on Wells, Fargo stationery. Also includes 2 newspaper clippings regarding President Grover Cleveland’s visit to Omaha, Neb. in 1887.
Describes travels from Cheyenne, Wyoming in winter, 1876 to Nevada including the countryside, encounters with various tribes, and animals. Original and copy.