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COLLECTION Identifier: A/R332

Reminiscences of Captain John A. and Jane Peeler Powell by Nell W. Reeves, undated

Reminiscences of Nell W. Reeves (typescript), undated. Digital

Scope and Contents Collection contains an account by Nell W. Reeves of Captain John A. and Jane Peeler Powell's overland journey from Illinois to the Willamette Valley in Oregon, consisting largely of quotations from Jane Powell's diary. Reeves describes the wagon train and issues faced by it when crossing rivers, facing illnesses and deaths, and interacting with indigenous tribes over a five month period. Most interactions with indigenous tribes were positive with only one interaction that resulted in...