Monthly Archives: June 2011

John App – After the Gold Rush Diary, Part 3 of 4

Following is a more “colorful” rendition of the journey on the Walker River Trail: History of Kennedy Meadows Sonora Pass, California Sierra Nevada The history of Kennedy Meadows begins with the first crossing of Sonora Pass by the Clark-Skidmore party … Continue reading

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John App – After the Gold Rush Diary, Part 2 of 4

The Clark-Skidmore Party was organized of people from Ohio and Indiana. By the time they reached the California/Nevada border they were near where John App was working, and drew his interest when they announced that they were headed to the … Continue reading

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John App – After the Gold Rush Diary, Part 1 of 4

John’s last diary entry was June 23, 1850. He is near present day Elko, Nevada and he seems impatient to get to his destination. So, what IS his destination? That is the part of his journey that needs to be … Continue reading

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John App’s June 23, 1850, Gold Rush Diary Entry

Sunday June 23, 1850 Stopping Point: Approximate Miles Traveled: GPS Latitude: GPS Longitude: Elevation: Notes about this post: This post is the last entry made in John App’s diary. He is near present day Elko, Nevada. Why did he stop … Continue reading

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“Our Italian Neighborhood” documentary is now available!

The DVDs of the “Our Italian Neighborhood” (a documentary of Elkhart’s former “Little Italy”) are in stock and shipping now. Beleive me, you will be captivated by the people and the stories! There are several DVD combinations available to match … Continue reading

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John App’s June 19, 1850, Gold Rush Diary Entry

Wednesday June 19, 1850 Stopping Point: Camped on the Mary’s (Humbolt) River Approximate Miles Traveled: GPS Latitude: GPS Longitude: Elevation: Levi was taken sick June 19th  Lay Sick 3 days on Humbolt or marys Rivers, See video for this day

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John App’s June 18, 1850, Gold Rush Diary Entry

Tuesday June 18, 1850 Stopping Point: Approximate Miles Traveled: GPS Latitude: GPS Longitude: Elevation: In the morning of the 18th of June it was so Cold that it froze Ice an inch thick in the water Buckets, No video this … Continue reading

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