John App’s April 9, 1850 Gold Rush Diary Entry

Tuesday April 9, 1850

Stopping Point: West of West Grove

Approximate Miles Traveled: 20

GPS Latitude: 40° 43.534′ N; Longitude: 92° 35.626′ W

Elevation:  948 ft.

Tuesday Eve Apr 9th – This moring it was Cloudy Cleared and was Fine all day till this Evening, then it Clouded up and sprinkled a little, Now Clear again  this morning we Changed our mules to ther right places, put Liz the Little gray in the Lead for the first time, and in the Course of one Hour she went first rate, this morning we mired for the first time, this is an awful country for mud, Hills, and slews, this Evening we have plenty of Company, Mr Adams & Cla___ of Tazewell are Camping with us to night,

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Diary Entries 4/8/1850 - 4/9/1850

Diary Entries 4/8/1850 - 4/9/1850


Diary Entries 4/9/1850 - 4/10/1850

Diary Entries 4/9/1850 - 4/10/1850

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1 Response to John App’s April 9, 1850 Gold Rush Diary Entry

  1. Pat Hillman says:

    These are great, Larry. I am really enjoying the opictures. Makes it seem so real.



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