March 28th

As the team prepares for the rest of the trip mostly by land we take one more look at Narcissa’s thought from the river. Learn more about the paths the steamboats took during that time period.

“Can scarcely resist the temptation to stand out to view the shores of the majestic river,” she wrote in her diary as the boat approached St. Louis. “Varied scenes present themselves as we pass up – beautiful landscapes – on the one side high and rugged bluffs, and on the other low plains” (March 28, 1836).

She was in good spirits. “I think I shall endure the journey well – perhaps better than any of the rest of us” (April 7, 1836).

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