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John Renick, Wagonmaster
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TitleJohn Renick, Wagonmaster
AbstractBiographical sketch of John Thomas Renick, or John Renick, a western trader "engaged in the freighting business as a wagonmaster for the firm of Russell, Major & Waddell." Born in "1834, in the first hotel in Independence, now the old Twyman House" and retiring from freighting on his farm in 1866.
NotesPage 551: "When the Pony Express was established he assisted in this enterprise and was connected therewith until July, 1866--a period of nine years. He received at first one dollar and fifty cents per hundred pounds for each hundred miles. On one trip he received $2,280 for each wagon-load taken to Salt Lake City! In 1864 he hauled the first organ for the tabernacle for the Mormons at Salt Lake. It was imported from London, and was fourteen feet long and six feet wide."
Date1896
SourceA Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo.
Locationq091 M53
Page550-552
Local SubjectRenick, John T.
Overland Journeys
Freight Rates
Organs
IllustrationsN
Item TypeBook
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Item ID118818
CONTENTdm number9431
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