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From Lawrence, K.T., where he went to lobby the territorial legislature on behalf of Sumner's city charter and a "Pikes Peak Express Company," John J. Ingalls wrote to tell his father about the journey that took him through Leavenworth. He made some interesting observations about the condition of the roads and the general discomfort involved in overland travel ("The coaches are constructed with special reference to safety in passing over corduroy roads, through sloughs and ravines, having no regard whatever to the comfort of the passengers."), as well as nice descriptions of both cities, Leavenworth and Lawrence.

Creator: Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900
Date: January 2, 1859

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Excerpts from this letter can be used to discuss road conditions in 1859. Ingalls writes about coach construction, the time it takes to travel from Leavenwroth to Lawrence (35 miles), and the poor road conditions.

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Item Number: 2941
Call Number: John James Ingalls Coll. #177 Box 1 Folder 2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 2941

Business and Industry - Construction - Road and bridge
Business and Industry - Lodging - Hotels
Business and Industry - Mining and quarrying - Gold
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Politicians
Collections - Manuscript - Ingalls, John James
Community Life - Community services - Roads
Community Life - Community services - Travel and tourism
Curriculum - 4th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - Individuals and developments (Benchmark 1) - Communication and transportation (Indicator 4)
Date - 1854-1860 - 1859
Environment - Natural resources - Gold
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Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Legislatures
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Places - Counties - Atchison
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Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854 - 1861
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Transportation - Non-motorized - Stagecoaches
Transportation - Roads & Highways - Roads
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Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters

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