Thomas N. Eastin Journal, 1849

Descriptive Summary

Title
Thomas N. Eastin Journal, 1849
Creator
Eastin, Thomas N.
Extent
1 v. (195 p.)
Subjects
Fort Bridger (Wyo.)
Cholera-- United States-- History-- Sources.
California-- Gold discoveries.
Fort Laramie (Wyo. : Fort)
West (U.S.)-- Description and travel.
Fort Phil Kearny (Wyo.)
Overland journeys to the Pacific-- Sources.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Eastin's travel journey from 1 May - 19 August 1849 describes his trip from Henderson, Kentucky to the gold mines in California via the Oregon Trail and other routes. He notes stops at Forts Kearny, Laramie, and Bridger, Salt Lake City, and Valley of a Thousand Springs; scenery; contacts with other emigrants and Indians; illnesses, especially cholera; and hardships