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Diary of an overland journey from Herman, Minnesota to California.

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH VLT MS B8
Overview Skinner's diary begins with his departure from Herman, Minnesota, in the company of about three hundred emigrants. His narrative is thorough and descriptive as he travels by boat and wagon train. Two partial transcripts are maintained in the accession files. The transcribers are unknown and their transcriptions are not authoritative.
Dates: May 14, 1849 to January 10, 1850

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