Mr. Ingalls wrote 40 letters concerning his 1870 journey west from Watertown, NY. Our country was rapidly developing, transcontinental rail travel was just now available, and individuals were taking this rapid mode of travel to visit and see the sights of our western frontier. Dr. McHugh did not want his great-granduncle's story to be lost, so he transcribed the letters, added maps and more than sixty 1870 era photographs to give the reader an 1870's view of the sights experienced by the Ingalls party. He assembled this material into a book format suitable for the enjoyment and education of his audience. Experience the challenges and joys of 1870 travel and sightseeing in the western United States through Mr. Ingalls' "eyes".
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About the Author
Genealogical research became a principal hobby, and in the pursuit of his mother's lineage, he discovered forty letters that his great-granduncle Ingalls wrote concerning his 1870 journey west. These letters became the "backbone" for the subject book.