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Diary of William Polke – Saturday, 27 Oct. 1838


Saturday, 27 Oct. 1838 “At sunrise the ferry boats were busily plying from shore to shore. As fast as the emigrants reached the southern bank they were hurried on their journey. At two o’clock the party were all over the river, and hastened to join the front of the emigration. At four o’clock the front of the party reached our …

Diary of William Polke – Monday, 29 Oct. 1838


Monday, 29 Oct. 1838 “At eight o’clock we resumed our journey—the morning being delightful and fine for travelling. At 12 we reached Prairie Creek, 10 miles from Schuy Creek. Subsistence flour, corn-meal, beef and pork and game of every kind. Forage, corn, hay and fodder.” “About five o’clock Capt. Hull arrived in camp with the Indians left at Logansport and …

Diary of William Polke – Saturday, 27 Oct. 1838


Saturday, 27 Oct. 1838 “At sunrise the ferry boats were busily plying from shore to shore. As fast as the emigrants reached the southern bank they were hurried on their journey.  At two o’clock the party were all over the river, and hastened to join the front of the emigration. At four o’clock the front of the party reached our …