John App’s April 10, 1850 Gold Rush Diary Entry

Wednesday April 10, 1850

Stopping Point: Near Promise City, Iowa

Approximate Miles Traveled: 20

GPS Latitude: 40° 41.372′ N; Longitude: 92° 59.095′ W

Elevation: 1016 ft.

Wednesday Evening April 10th – this was a very Cold day till noon, then the sun shone and was rather Pleasant Last night and night Before it froze very Hard, prospects for grass are rather wooley, and corn is getting Higher  they ask 75 cts per Bushel at this place in Iowa. Travelled about 20 miles  Yesterday about 20 miles  this evening there is about 25 wagons Camping with us- we have Just had our supper, and I Eat so much that I can scarcely write, Jake and myself can drink ½ gall Coffee, Eat 1 Loaf Baked Bread, ½ doz Eggs, and 2 large slices of Ham at one meal

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

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