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Travel diary, 1852

Description: The unknown author of this travel diary was staying with Margaret Knewson's home in Wells County, Indiana in the summer of 1852. Dated from June 26 to July 4, 1852, the author chronicles their trip from Margaret Krewson's house in Wells County to the communities of Uniontown, Zanesville, and Roanoke. The narrative mentions several people including James and Margaret Barrett, Peter Mulrine, and William Hendry. They went with Isaac Hays to visit an Indian settlement and White Loon, a well-known Miami chief and son-in-law of Little Turtle, on his 320 acre farm. Noted are impressions of Native American homes and burial customs and a description of White Loon's property. On the return trip, the author also visited with Michael Crow and William Howell, son-in-law of Isaac Hays. Other names mentioned include Welsh, Lepper, Rosebury, Cotton, Todd, Glass and Snyder.
Origin: 1852
Collection: Indiana State Library Manuscripts Small Collections
Copyright: No Copyright – United States
Geography: Indiana, United States
Subjects: Diaries
Wells County (Ind.)
Travel writing
Indians of North America
Frontier and pioneer life

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