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  Letter, J. S. G. [James Griffing] to Mr. Editor [William Smyth]
Author: Griffing, James Sayre
Date: July 27, 1859

James Sayre Griffing wrote from Topeka, Kansas Territory to William Smyth, editor of the Owego (New York) Times. Griffing described in some detail his family's overland journey to Kansas Territory in a "double waggon." He commented upon the quantity and nature of provisions to take on an overland journey, methods for crossing streams and rivers, and the advantages of a good "fowling piece" for hunting wild game. Griffing also observed that the amount of travel in and through Kansas Territory had increased during 1859, due in part to the Pike's Peak gold rush.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: James Sayre Griffing Collection, #364, Box 1, Folder 6
Item Number: 102895              Number of images: 4
Keywords: Ferries; Griffing, James Sayre; Hunting; Owego, New York; Pikes Peak gold rush; Roads; Shawnee County, Kansas Territory; Smyth, William; Topeka, Kansas Territory; Travel; Wagons
 
 

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