Frontier and pioneer life
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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.0251
Scope and Contents A fifty three page narrative of a trip on a raft in 1882 from Washington, Marion Co., W. Va.. To McKeesport, Penna., by way of the West Fork and Monongahela rivers. The sketch was written by Thos. M. Leeper from notes taken on the journey. There are descriptions of the raft's construction, of the towns and geographical features seen, and comments on the early history of the area through which the group passed. Also included are extracts from Leeper's diary in July 1888, during a flood of the...
Collection Number: A&M.0348
Scope and Contents Collection includes family correspondence of the Bowman, Veach, and Leeper families; manuscripts of "Jones' Raid", Nathaniel Cochrane's account of his capture and imprisonment by the Indians, Cochrane's biography, and the time "Home Life of the Leeper Family"; typescripts of "Monongah", Thomas Leeper's diary regarding heavy rains and high waters of 1888, "History of West Monongah High School", and "History of the Leeper Family": 47 teacher's daily registers, 1881-1891, some showing marriage and...