Diary from the 1930s


Yesterday Dale and Donna from the Busy Bee Cafe in Springfield, OR gave me the journal they’ve been promising. It is the diary of Dale’s mom when she was 14 and coming across the US in a 1928 Chevy one ton truck. They left Kansas City on Aug 13, 1930 and made it to Klammath Falls, OR Nov 1, 1930.

She titled it, “The Modern Trail Blazers On the Oregon Trail” by Iantha Franklin of Kansas City.

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I’m typing it up and make it into a book with maps and pictures.

A fun project and a fascinating reminder to keep notes on our lives, no matter how little we write. They’re priceless heirlooms.