John App’s March 29, 1850 Gold Rush Diary Entry

Friday March 29, 1850

Stopping Point: At Burnedott, Illinois

Approximate Miles Traveled: 20

GPS Latitude: 40° 24.206′ N; Longitude: 90° 19.232′ W

March the 29 – Last Knight we slept on the ground was rather an unpleasant Knight Cloudy Threatening rain & cold, this morning, Opened very fine, the sun Rose in its brightest Hugh and not a cloud was to the seen, the birds seemed to rejoice singing and Chirping in Every direction a mor Lovely morning I never beheld, Especially when, we were taking our breakfast on  the Trunk of an Old Oak, It would have been amusing to you to have seen us taking our grub, It Consisted of  Ham, Coffee & Bread a little Better than Last Knight, this Evening we had Ham Eggs Bread & Coffee done up Brown and went very fine, we had a very Fine day and are now camped at Burnedott, Traveled First day Only 10 miles second day 15 miles and To day 20-. Looks a little Like rain

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Diary Entries 3/29/1850 - 3/30/1850

Diary Entries 3/29/1850 - 3/30/1850



Spoon River west of Burnedott, Illinois

Spoon River west of Burnedott, Illinois



Spoon River west of Burnedott, Illinois

Spoon River west of Burnedott, Illinois



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