John H. Benson, ca.1809- [RG0713.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG0713.AM:  John H. Benson, ca.1809-?

Journal:  1849
Size:    1 item

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of typescripts of a journal, 1849, kept by John H. Benson while traveling overland from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, to search for gold.  He describes trains going west, geography, sickness and problems incurred, sites visited, Indians seen and the two-year anniversary celebration of the Mormons in Utah.

 

Subject headings:

Benson, John H., ca. 1809-?
Indians of North America -- Social life and customs
Mormons and Mormonism
Overland journeys -- 1849
Salt Lake City (Utah) -- History

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