Thoreau's "Journey West:"  The Route

     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.

Map of the Route

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     Thoreau and Mann used a combination of railroads and steamboats during their Journey West.  Click on any of the links below to learn the exact paths they followed through each state or province.


To the West: 
Massachusetts - New York - Ontario - Michigan / Indiana - Illinois

In the Midwest: 
Mississippi River - Minnesota - Minnesota River - Mississippi River

The Way Home: 
Wisconsin - The Lakes - Ontario - New York - Vermont / New Hampshire - Massachusetts

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