John App’s April 12, 1850 Gold Rush Diary Entry

Friday April 12, 1850

Stopping Point: Near Kellerton, Iowa

Approximate Miles Traveled: 30

GPS Latitude: 40° 43.484′ N; Longitude: 94° 00.872′ W

Elevation: 1069 ft.

Friday Eveing Apr 12 – this was a very Cold and windy day, Travelled about 25 miles Yesterday, this day about 30 miles  nothing of Importance only I saw several going Back to their Homes

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Diary Entries April 11, 1850 - April 12, 1850

Diary Entries April 11, 1850 - April 12, 1850

Near Kellerton, Iowa

Near Kellerton, Iowa

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