Journal of a trip across the plains from Missouri to Oregon and of a land trip to California, March 31 to October 28, 1853, November 1853, 1853 PDF XML
- Owen, Benjamin Franklin, 1828-1917
- Journal of a trip across the plains from Missouri to Oregon and of a land trip to California, March 31 to October 28, 1853, November 1853
- 0.1 linear feet, (1 folders)
- Collection Number
- A 093
- Benjamin Franklin Owen (1828-1917) was a pioneer on the overland trail to Oregon. The collection consists of Owen's journal, My Trip Across the Plains, March 31, 1853-October 28, 1853.
- University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
1299 University of Oregon
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
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- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Benjamin Franklin Owen (1828-1917) was a pioneer on the overland trail to Oregon.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Owen's original diary of his travel on the overland trail to Oregon was lost; this account was reconstructed by Owen from his own memories and another diary. Collection includes genealogical information on the Owen family. Benjamin Franklin Owen's party crossed the Cascades near the Three Sisters Mountains, and came down the McKenzie River.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|Guide to the Benjamin Franklin Owen Journal|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Frontier and pioneer life--West (U.S.)
- Overland journeys to the Pacific
Form or Genre Terms
- Overland journals