Guy W. McClenathan [RG3774.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG3774.AM:  Guy W. McClenathan

Diary:  1880
Glenwood, Iowa:  Livestock dealer
Size:  1 item

BACKGROUND NOTE

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.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

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.

DESCRIPTION

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

 

ADDED ENTRIES:

Colorado -- Description and travel
Diaries
McClenathan, Guy W.
Nebraska -- Description and travel
Overland journeys

 

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