Overland journeys to the Pacific

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

The life of Honorable Lem Allen, as told by himself

 Collection
Identifier: NC308
Abstract

Reminiscences describe Allen's early life before moving to Nevada; the death of his young children; haying and ranching in Churchill County, Nevada; election to public office beginning in 1867 with Justice of the Peace in Fallon; the Nevada legislature and politics; experiences with Nevada Indians, his journey to Nevada, and events in Virginia City, Nevada.

Dates: circa 1910

Diary of Henry Mann

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Identifier: NC384
Abstract

Diary covers Mann's journey from Wyoming to California via the Humboldt and Truckee Rivers, Nevada. The collection contains material from June 21-September 18, 1849 created by Henry R. Mann.

Dates: June 21-September 18, 1849

The McKinney Creek Gap: An Historical Trail, or, the San Buenaventura Revisited

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Identifier: NC1207
Abstract

Ruth B. Brewer was a University of Nevada, Reno history student. The collection contains a survey of the archaeological, anthropological and historical use of possibly the easiest route over the Sierra Nevada Mountains south of Hallelujah Junction to California.

Dates: 1977

William C. Miller Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 87-06
Abstract

Includes material related to Miller's career and interests, particularly the history of Nevada Territory and the theater. Included are correspondence, Miller's thesis and dissertation, scripts of plays performed by the Reno Little Theater and Reno Dramatic Club, sheet music, a minute book/account ledger of stock holders of the Silver Star Mining District (Comstock Lode), and a poster for Topliffe's Theatre (earliest known Nevada imprint, 1862). Material between 1860-1976.

Dates: 1860-1976; 1860-1976

Reed-Donner Party Exploration

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Identifier: NC622
Abstract

Typescript of Davis' notes on his trip of Aug. 21-Oct. 20, 1927 through Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming, relocating the old Reed-Donner party trail to California; and on his visit to the scene of the Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah. Also includes holograph ms notes of Davis' trip.

Dates: 1927-1928

The Overland Emigrant Trail to California Across the 40-Mile Desert in Nevada: a Guide to Trail Markers Placed on the Carson River Route and the Truckee River Route, Including a Map

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Identifier: 94-48
Abstract

The Overland Emigrant Trail is one of a complex series of trails that crossed most Midwestern states to eventually lead into Utah, California, Oregon, and Washington. Manuscript guidebook to markers placed across the 40-Mile Desert of northwestern Nevada between 1968-1970. Included is the original report, two addenda, a trail map, diagram for construction of markers, and list of committee members and others who assisted in the project.

Dates: 1968-1970

Diary of Lovina Walker Weeks of her trip across the plains, with notes by her daughter Florence Weeks Blacow

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Identifier: 92-45
Abstract

Lovina Walker Weeks' diary provides brief daily descriptions of the wagon journey and is supplemented by comments of her daughter, Florence, who was eight at the time of the trip. Created between April 21-August 28, 1859.

Dates: April 21-August 28, 1859

William Stanage Wilson, a biography, including a diary of the 1852 Oregon trail

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Identifier: 97-06
Abstract

Dallas Woodrow Wilson is the grandson of William Stanage Wilson who was a wheat farmer in Or., mined for gold in the Boise Basin of Idaho, and mined silver near Battle Mountain, Nevada. Included is a copy of the trail diary of William Stanage Wilson, biographical information from family and historical sources for periods before and after 1852, and the author's story of how he located family members and information for this unpublished manuscript (1997).

Dates: 1997

Isaac Mayer Wise Correspondence

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Identifier: NC307
Abstract

Letters by Wise to the American Israelite newspaper, of which he was publisher, while on his honeymoon to the American west.,The letters were written at Salt Lake City, Utah, and Palisade and the Humboldt Desert, Nevada and describe the plains, Salt Lake City, Palisade, the Nevada desert, Carson City, Virginia City, and Gold Hill, Nevada, and Sacramento, California. He comments on Mormonism in Utah and the lack of interest in Judaism in the west.

Dates: 1877