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A teenager's diary of coming overland from Ohio in 1846

A journal kept by Miss Sarah Foote (Mrs. Sarah Foote Smith) while journeying with her people from Wellington, Ohio to Footeville, town of Nepeuskun, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, April 15 to May 10, 1846.


Teenager Sarah Foote traveled overland with her family to the Wisconsin territory in the spring of 1846. Originally from New England, the Foote family had first settled in Ohio. One of six children, Sarah kept this daily diary of her family's journey, carefully noting the places and prices of all she encountered. Following the Rock River valley north, they passed through Fort Atkinson and Watertown before reaching their destination in rural Winnebago County.

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Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
Immigration and Settlement
Early U.S. Settlement
19th-Century Immigration
Creator: Foote, Sarah, 1829-1912
Pub Data: Kilbourn? Wis., 1905
Citation: Foote, Sarah. A Journal Kept... while Journeying... from Wellington, Ohio to... Wisconsin, April 15 to May 10, 1846...(Kilbourne, Wis: s.n., 1905). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=32; Visited on: 4/16/2014
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