Thoreau's "Journey West:"  Current Events

     The 1861 trip that led Henry David Thoreau & Horace Mann, Jr., from Massachusetts to Minnesota


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Henry David Thoreau

Horace Mann, Jr.

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Upcoming Events related to the Journey West:

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  • Thursday, June 16, 2016 - "A Transcendental Travelogue: Henry David Thoreauís Journey Along the Fox River," talk and discussion with slides, at Creek Bend Nature Center, LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W700 Dean Street, Saint Charles, Illinois, at 7 p.m.


  • May 30-June 8, 2017 - Follow Thoreau's Journey West with me! I'll host a 9-day tour of the Midwest, beginning and ending near Chicago, and circling around to include the Twin Cities and Mackinac Island. We will visit many of the same sites that Thoreau did in 1861. For more information and to see a day-by-day itinerary, click here. Contact me if you want to sign up and join us.


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