John App’s April 13, 1850 Gold Rush Diary Entry

Saturday April 13, 1850

Stopping Point: Bend in present day road 169 just south of highway 2

Approximate Miles Traveled: 20

GPS Latitude: 40° 36.848′ N; Longitude: 94° 16.883′ W

Elevation: 1163 ft.

Notes about this post: There is an Amish school and home at this bend.

Saturday Evening Apr 13 – this morning it was very Cold and windy, froze very Hard Last night, This day we were alone all day, This Evening we had lots of fun  18 or 20 Teams in Camp  among the Boys there was a Claronette and fiddle, we had good music, danced, waltzed, and raised, old times in the Camp- a little warmer this Evening-  the grass is very slow comeing-
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Diary Entries April 13, 1850 - April 14, 1850

Diary Entries April 13, 1850 - April 14, 1850

On Iowa road 169 just south of highway 2

On Iowa road 169 just south of highway 2

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