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.

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   Saturday, June 15, 1861:  Thoreau and Mann were in St. Paul.

   Sunday, June 16 to Saturday, June 22, 1861:  They accompanied a "pleasure excursion" with the steamboat, Frank Steele.  They left St. Paul and sailed up the Minnesota River to the Lower Sioux Agency at Redwood, Minnesota; then turned around and came back to St. Paul.

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