John App’s April 30, 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. Hollenberg Station (Kansas) is a Pony Express station that didn’t come into existence until about 10 years after John passed by here. It is possible that when he travelled by in 1850 that this was a small store that bought/sold/traded goods with the emigrants.

See video for this day


About storiesretoldblogger

I am an Elkhart, Indiana native and became interested in applying video to history when consumer video cameras were first introduced on the market in the late 1970’s. My production company, Stories Retold, specializes in preserving oral history, traditions, and values with video. Primarily interviewing individuals, I sometimes document families, and on occasion document an entire community. My niche is developing a personal relationship with clients which helps me to tell their story just the way they would like to have it told. Everyone has a story worth preserving, and I enjoy discovering interesting stories from people with whom I come into contact on a daily basis. In years to come, these videos will be priceless as they portray original stories complete with visual images and actual voices filled with all the primary material and emotion that was intended to be. I gain a strong sense of personal satisfaction with each completed project whether it involves an individual or an entire community.
This entry was posted in California-Oregon Trail Posts. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to John App’s April 30, 1850, Gold Rush Diary Entry

  1. Pat Hillman says:

    Hi, Larry.

    I am amazed at your knowledge of when the trading post came into existence. It is great that you fill in with what probably haoppened as John went by these geographical sites when he didn’t make a diary entry.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s