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Mary Foster Lowman


RG1193.AM:  Mary Foster Lowman

Letter:  1861
Nebraska Center, Buffalo County, Neb.: Traveler
Size:  1 item

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of one letter dated May 14, 1861, written by Mary Foster Lowman to her brother, Joseph C. Foster, in Knox County, Illinois. Lowman writes the letter from Nebraska Center (Buffalo County) in Nebraska Territory. Lowman apparently stopped at Nebraska Center on a journey farther west. In the letter, Lowman describes what she has seen on her journey, including the Platte Valley and the Wood River terrain. She mentions the town of Wood River Center. She also writes of her family and prices of food. She comments on mining at the Sweet Water gold mine in Wyoming. Also included in the collection are two transcripts of the letter.

 

ADDED ENTRIES:

Buffalo County (Neb.) -- History
Foster, Joseph C.
Lowman Family
Lowman, Mary Foster
Nebraska Center (Neb.) -- History
Overland journeys
Wood River Center (Neb.) -- History

 

Revised 04-03-2009   TMM

 

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