Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Ford to Oscar E. Learnard - Page
Text Version

To order images and/or obtain permission to use them commercially, please contact the KSHS Reference Desk at reference@kshs.org or 785-272-8681, ext. 117.


For more information see the Copyright and Permission FAQ.

This piece of correspondence was written by a man named Ford, from Missouri City, Arapaho Co., (later part of Colorado Territory). Ford had apparently left Burlington, Kansas Territory for "gold country" the previous year. He related some of his experiences in the gold fields and his desire to return to Kansas. Ford intended to stay "until I make enough to pay me for coming here and some more if I can," and he mentioned additional discoveries in the San Juan Mountains in Mexico, which caused "a great rush for those diggins."

Creator: Ford,
Date: November 14, 1860

Bookbag Text Version Share Print

Ford to Oscar E. Learnard - p. 1Ford to Oscar E. Learnard - p. 2Ford to Oscar E. Learnard - p. 3

Ford to Oscar E. Learnard - p. 1

Item Number: 3380
Call Number: Oscar E. Learnard Coll. #415 Box 1 Folder 3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 3380

Copyright © 2007-2017 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.