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They came East in a covered wagon

January 16, 2009

In 1868, William Thomas, an itinerant Baptist minister, and his family traveled East from Nebraska in a covered wagon, guided part way by a Sioux warrior. The guide was paid for his services with a fox skin. This event of 140 years ago was reported by Charles Wilson in the Farmington (Maine) Chronicle newspaper of April 7, 1936. I find this information of particular interest because the minister was one of my great-grandfathers.



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