A collection of diaries and recollections of immigrant travel and early settlement in the Lane County area of the Willamette Valley was prepared for reproduction by the Lane County Historical Society in the 1960s and 1970s.
The source of this diary transcription was from the original lent by Mrs. Jerry Adams, Eugene, Oregon, and other sources. (See page 56 for details.) The original is located in the Lane County Historical Museum, Eugene, Oregon.

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Photograph of Charlotte Pengra
Biographical and genealogical information

Mrs. Pengra was descended from Isaac Stearns who came to New England in 1630 with the Winthrop Fleet. She came to Oregon in 1853 with her husband Bynon J. Pengra. This is a written account oftravel on the Oregon Trail by a woman who was exceptionally well qualified to describe the journey.