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William M. Harris and Laura (Hughes) Harris

RG1065.AM:  William M. Harris and Laura (Hughes) Harris

Papers:  1884-1889, 1932, 1938
Central City, Merrick County, Neb.:  
Size:  1 folder


The collection contains a diary kept by Laura and William Harris on their trip from Illinois to South Dakota (via Iowa and Minnesota) from August 19, 1889 to October 2, 1889. Another manuscript entitled, "Illinois to Nebraska by Covered Wagon, 1889," recorded by L. Mildred Harris, contains reminiscences by William and Laura Harris. It includes their observations about South Dakota and North Dakota becoming states that year. They also mention raising mules. Included are copies of maps marking their route. They eventually settled near Central City, Nebraska. One final item is an account by William Harris of an experience he had with Indians while he was living in Kansas in 1884 or 1885.



Diaries and journals
Domestic life
Harris family
Harris, L. Mildred
Harris, Laura J. Hughes, 1867-1959
Harris, William
Indians of North America
Kingman (Kan.)
North Dakota
Overland journeys
South Dakota


10-07-2009   Revised TMM/tmm


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