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HISTORY NEBRASKA 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.



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John H. Benson journal, 1849 [typescript]



 



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