John App’s April 15, 1850 Gold Rush Diary Entry

Monday April 15, 1850

Stopping Point: Near Gentry, Missouri

Approximate Miles Traveled: 25

GPS Latitude: 40° 20.002′ N; Longitude: 94° 24.588′ W

Elevation: 886 ft.

Notes about this post: Crossing of the Grand River.

Monday Evening Apr 15th – this morning the sun shone very Bright, and had a very Pleasant day, there is about 20 wagons in camp this night, we had Lots of fun this Evening, singing songs, and dancing on the Old shin Break style, under the trees, Saturday we Traveled about 20 miles, this day about 25 miles  the roads were rather sloppy to day, I think the winter is now Broke It is quite Pleasant this Evening-

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Diary Entries April 15, 1850 - April 16, 1850

Diary Entries April 15, 1850 - April 16, 1850

Near Gentry, Missouri

Near Gentry, Missouri

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