John App’s April 14, 1850 Gold Rush Diary Entry

Sunday April 14, 1850

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

Approximate Miles Traveled: 0

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. Did not travel on the sabbath.

Saboth Evening Apr 14th – This moring when I woke I found it snowing, snowed till noon, then the sun shone very Bright all afternoon  the snow was about 3 inch deep But now nearly all gone  this was a rather Lonesom day, this Evening we spent in singing Spiritual Songs-  there is two old deacons in the camp

Diary Entries April 13, 1850 - April 14, 1850
Diary Entries April 13, 1850 – April 14, 1850

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