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Shackleford Diary - Horsehead Crossing

In late June 1868, the Shackelfords reached Horsehead Crossing on the Pecos River in west Texas. Ruth wrote vividly about the crossing and in this episode, Jen examines their experience in light of other travelers. Plus an update on mapping progress!

Jen Glaubius

Shackleford Diary - Barilla Station

On June 23-24, 1868 the Shackelfords crossed paths at Barilla Station with the family of Harriet Bunyard who were traveling from Texas to California. In this episode, Jen discusses Barilla Station, crossing paths, Buffalo Soldiers, and progress on mapping using BLM GLO plat maps.

Jen Glaubius

Shackleford Diary - Apache Pass

On May 17, 1868, the Shackelfords traveled through Apache Pass, the site of much fighting between the U.S. Army and the Chiricahua Apache, due to its strategic position. In this episode, Jen provides context about Apache Pass and the Apache Wars, which began with events at the pass.

Jen Glaubius

Shackleford Diary - Butterfield Overland Mail Route

In April 1868, the Shackelfords were traveling beside the Gila River (which Ruth called "the Heeley") along the Butterfield Overland Mail Route. In this episode, Jen discusses in-law etiquette, the Butterfield Overland Mail Route, and the roadmap for Shackelford maps.

Jen Glaubius
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