Monthly Archives: April 2011

John App’s April 30, 1850, Gold Rush Diary Entry

John is enroute from St. Joseph, Missouri toward Ft. Kearney, Nebraska. Even though he makes no diary entry today, here are some sights along his trail. Hollenberg Station (Kansas) is a Pony Express station that didn’t come into existence until … Continue reading

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

John is enroute from St. Joseph, Missouri toward Ft. Kearney, Nebraska. Even though he makes no diary entry today, here are some sights along his trail. Just west of Marysville, Kansas is where the St. Joseph Road (John is on it) … Continue reading

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

Saturday April 27, 1850 Stopping Point: Just west of present day Hiawatha, Kansas Approximate Miles Traveled: GPS Latitude: 39° 50.554′ N; Longitude: 95° 33.803′ W Elevation: 1155 ft Notes about this post: John is on the “St. Joseph Road” about … Continue reading

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John App’s April 25, 1850 Gold Rush Diary Entry

Thursday April 25, 1850 Stopping Point: Wolf River camp Approximate Miles Traveled: 20 GPS Latitude: 39° 48.915′ N; Longitude: 95° 12.127′ W Elevation: 882 ft Notes about this post: John crosses the Missouri River on the April 24th, camps, then … Continue reading

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John App April 20 – 24, 1850 Gold Rush Diary

John’s last diary entry was yesterday and his next entry will be made in a few days on April 25, 1850 after the river crossing. He and Jake are camped at St. Joseph, Missouri which is one of several points … Continue reading

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John App’s April 19, 1850 Gold Rush Diary Entry

Friday April 19, 1850 Stopping Point: About 1 mile above town at St. Joseph, Missouri Approximate Miles Traveled: 6 GPS Latitude: GPS Longitude: Elevation: Friday Evening April 19 – waked up this moring Found it Cloudy and Thundering I expect … Continue reading

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John App’s April 18, 1850 Gold Rush Diary Entry

Thursday April 18, 1850 Stopping Point: About 6 miles above town at St. Joseph, Missouri Approximate Miles Traveled: 20 GPS Latitude: GPS Longitude: Elevation: Thursday Eveg Apr 18th – waked up this moring Sound and Clear  had a good Bed … Continue reading

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