Overland Diary, 1857 (C0413)

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Personal diary kept by an unidentified girl as she and her family left Canada, Kentucky, in October 1857 and traveled by covered wagon to a place near Brunswick, Missouri. Describes traveling conditions, roads, bridges, the land, the people they met, and the fun they had. Describes coal mines in Illinois, the Hoosier country of Indiana, and crossing the Mississippi.