Guy W. McClenathan [RG3774.AM]


RG3774.AM:  Guy W. McClenathan

Diary:  1880

Glenwood, Iowa:  Livestock dealer

Size:  1 item


With his companions “Pennsylvania Jacob” and “Iowa Milt,” Guy W. McClenathan traveled by wagon from Glenwood, Iowa to Denver, Colorado in the spring of 1880. Each of the travelers had horses and mules to sell in Denver, where they hoped to receive top prices.


This collection consists of one manuscript item, a diary dating from 1880. This diary, in typescript form, was kept by Guy W. McClenathan during an overland journey, by wagon, from Glenwood, Iowa to Denver, Colorado. Entitled “Wagon Trails,” the diary provides a humorous account of McClenathan’s experiences and observations, including his descriptions of the weather, the land, prevailing prices, and conditions of life in the settlements he viewed in Nebraska and Colorado. A map showing McClenathan’s route and camp sites is included.


Diary, March 31-April 24, 1880; map included



Colorado — Description and travel


McClenathan, Guy W.

Nebraska — Description and travel

Overland journeys


AIP/ksa   07-1991

11-13-2009   Revised TMM

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