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Horace Greeley sets off from New York on his tour of the West

Horace Greeley, detail
05/09/1859
Horace Greeley set off from New York City on his great journey across the west. By May 15, he had arrived in Kansas where he spent a little over two weeks touring the territory, and spoke at the first Kansas Republican Party convention in Osawatomie. He arrived in Colorado in early June, spent around fifteen days there and then made his way to San Francisco where he took ship for his return to New York. His travels were recorded famously in his letters to the New York Tribune and he wrote a book on his travels soon after he returned. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Martha B. Caldwell, "When Horace Greeley Visited Kansas in 1859," Kansas Historical Quarterly 9 (May 1940): 116-138.
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