John App’s April 29, 1850 Gold Rush Diary Entry

John is enroute from St. Joseph, Missouri toward Ft. Kearney, Nebraska. Even though he makes no diary entry today, here are some sights along his trail. Just west of Marysville, Kansas is where the St. Joseph Road (John is on it) and Independence Trail meet forming the beginning of the California-Oregon Trail at this point.

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