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Collection — Box: 60
Scope and Contents Typed transcript of diary kept by Mojonnier on the family's trip. Briefly details each day of their trip by stage, sleigh and train to Havre, France where they spent several days before sailing. On board ship he details the weather, any family problems, passenger problems, sea life they observe, a ship wreck and their entrance into the Mississippi with the help of a tug boat. He describes the boat they take to St. Louis and the sights he sees along the way.
Dates: Created: Undated
Collection — Box: 59
Scope and Contents July 24, 1879 letter to General John A. McClernand regarding his service in the Black Hawk War and his remembrance of the wilderness of the prairie when he first traveled through it. Sent in response to a request for information re: men who had served in that war.
Dates: Created: July 24, 1879
Collection — Box: 62
Scope and Contents Journal describes experiences along the way. Vividly describes several bouts of seasickness among the passengers during rough waters, the passengers and their different nationalities, several tales of drunkenness among various passengers and workers and the boat trying to pass through thick ice near Mackinack and being forced to remain there due to ice. Describes the stops at Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago. Traveling by stage he describes the prairies and the towns of Naperville, Aurora and...
Dates: Created: April 20 - June 1847