John App’s March 27, 1850 Gold Rush Diary Entry

(* Note: in the following posts, all of the text and spelling is John’s. Undecipherable words are designated with underscores where the words should be, and brackets [ ] are used ocassionally to clarify something)

Wednesday, March 27, 1850

Stopping Point: About 2 miles below Kingston, Illinois

Approximate Miles Traveled: 10

GPS Latitude: 40° 31.355′ N; Longitude: 89° 46.162′ W

Left Pekin March 27/50 at about noon – rather a gloomy time all day Reflecting about matters and things at home, got along pritty well, Stopped below Kingston about 2 miles Looks Like rain very much this Evening

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Diary Entries 3/27/1850 - 3/28/1850

Diary Entries 3/27/1850 – 3/28/1850


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