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California gold... Traveling across the Plains: 2 accounts...

Item # 690895

June 29, 1850

SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, June 29, 1850  The front page has a nice and commonly-requested report concerning Easterners traveling across the Plains to get to California.
Headed: "Emigration on the Plains" a few bits include: "...letter dated Fort Kearny...total number that had passed the Fort was 2,691 men and 25 women having with them 744 wagons...No difficulty in the way of crossing creeks...weather is very cold...A few teams have turned back, their grain having given out...As to Indians, we have not seen one since we left the Mission...we have seen one dead buffalo & about a dozen antelopes..." and more.
Similarly, page 7 has: "The Emigrants on the Plains" with another letter and a first-hand account of the travels.
Page 2 has a report: "Highly Important From New Mexico!" "A State Constitution Formed" "Slavery Forever Prohibited!"
Page 5 has: "California" "...The Great Fire--Gold Digging--Mail Line to Oregon..." taking most of a column.
Eight pages, a bit irregular at the spine, good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War