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  Letter, Ford to My dear Learnard [Oscar E.]
Author: Ford
Date: November 14, 1860

This piece of correspondence was written by a man named Ford, from Missouri City, Arapaho Co., (later part of Colorado Territory). Ford had apparently left Burlington, Kansas Territory for "gold country" the previous year. He related some of his experiences in the gold fields and his desire to return to Kansas. Ford intended to stay "until I make enough to pay me for coming here and some more if I can," and he mentioned additional discoveries in the San Juan Mountains in Mexico, which caused "a great rush for those diggins."

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Oscar E. Learnard Collection, #415, Box 1, Folder 3
Item Number: 100240              Number of images: 3
Keywords: Arapahoe County, Kansas Territory; Burlington, Kansas Territory; Coffey County, Kansas Territory; Colorado; Colorado gold fields; Gold mines and mining; Learnard, Oscar E., 1832-1911; Missouri City, Kansas Territory; Pikes Peak gold rush
 
 

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