Odds & Ends
For a taste, read the Journal of Cyrus Sanders. 2.3 MB
He's not a relative of mine or my Iowa kin, but he arrived in the
Iowa Territory about the same time as the Hartmans and
Russells. He was a young, single man, traveling light. He left
Ohio by boat and voyaged down the Ohio and up the
Mississippi, while our people probably traveled overland in
families. The account nevertheless gives a feel for the time
"Journal of Cyrus Sanders." The Iowa Journal of History and
Politics 37 (January 1939): 52-88.
Reproduced here courtesy of the State Historical Society of
Want to know what Iowa was like in 1839?