The Recollections of an Octogenarian
By Willis B. Newton

Willis B. Newton was born February 8th 1840 in Hot Springs County Arkansas.
He composed this manuscript at the age of Eighty-One in 1921.
His heirs would like to thank you for your interest.  Their hope is that this website serves as a historical first hand description depicting life in the mid 1800's. 
The Wagon Train trip is a fascinating adventure that we hope you enjoy.

A Willis Newton's Family history page can be found at:

This manuscript, Recollections of an Octogenarian, is the exclusive Copyrighted property of the Willis B. Newton family.  Any unauthorized use of this Manuscript or Website is prohibited.

                             Emigrants bound for California crossing the Pecos River at Horsehead Crossing, west Texas, circa 1850

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