Overland Journeys to the Pacific
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Identifier: Series Two
Scope and Contents note A journal and fifteen letters documenting the overland journey of Sarah Wayward Lewis with her husband and family to California in 1849. The Lewis family departed from St. Joseph, Missouri in April, 1849, and the collection contents detail their trip along the Mormon Route, encounters with hostile Native Americans on the Great Plains, privations, hardships, and internal strife among their traveling companions; and their sojourn along the Humboldt and Truckee Rivers prior to their traverse of...