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This Land is Our Land

This Land is Our Land

The drawing above is from the book by Richardson entitled Beyond the Mississippi, From the Great River to the Great Ocean.  The illustrator is G.W. Crane. The artwork was made available through this website.   In that website it notes the following in regard to images...
If I  had a wagon – About

If I had a wagon – About

Heading West We know that Marshall traveled in a wagon train in the spring of 1866 first along the St. Joe Road, then the Great Platte River Road, and come into Denver on the Overland Trail. The St. Joe road can be approximated along any number of state highways on...
If I had a Wagon…

If I had a Wagon…

Marshall and Amanda needed money to carry them to their new life in the Territory of Colorado. A reasonable amount to do this, along with all the contingencies, would be somewhere between $750 and $1,250.  They probably saved every penny they could during the war and...
Boston

Boston

A Violin On June 8, 1865, the Old Vermont Brigade marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in a Grand Review where they marched down Pennsylvania Avenue before the president.  The parade was over but their service time was not.  They would wait patiently for about a month to...
Shoe Peggers

Shoe Peggers

         About the same time Amanda learned of her Uncle Almon’s death, Marshall appears to have learned that his older brother George, a Union soldier with the New Hampshire 7th was missing in action.   Let’s step back for a minute and get up to speed on...