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Overland travel to California, with a death list...

Item # 680497

September 15, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 15, 1849  The front page has a print of: "Louis Kossuth" the President of Hungary, with related text.
But the better content is on page 3 having a column headed: "Deaths of California Emigrants on the Plains". This is a wonderful report noting in part: "...letter from Fort Laramie...states...the California emigrants had nearly all passed that place...Seven thousand wagons had passed the fort during the emigration...some 500 to come up, including the Mormon train...The correspondent gives the following list of those who have died during the pilgrimage..." with a lengthy list of names. An extremely valuable genealogical report.
Also on page 3 is another Wild West item headed: "A Buffalo Hunt"
Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with mild fold & margin wear. Generally good. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

Category: Pre-Civil War