John App’s March 28, 1850 Gold Rush Diary Entry

Thursday March 28, 1850

Stopping Point: 1 mile west of Canton, Illinois

Approximate Miles Traveled: 15

GPS Latitude: 40° 33.495′ N; Longitude: 90° 02.897′ W

March 28 – we Camped for the first time 1 mile west of Canton, had Ham Bread & water for supper and went  Glorious fine for we were  most darned Hungry this day we had rather a better time of it than Yesterday {Commenced on a ham 17 lbs-}

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

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

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