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I took a boat from Cleveland to Detroit then by railroad to Chicago. From there to Rock Island where I took a lower Mississippi boat, the Henry Clay, for Red Wing, Minnesota. I arrived about noon. Red Wing at this time was a small place of a few hundred. It is twenty-five miles from there to Cannon Falls. My Uncle had written me that there was a family living at Vermillion (Vermland?) on a small river half way between Red Wing and the Falls where I could stay the night. I got there at sundown and found the place empty so I went on to the Falls where I arrived after 9 p.m. #stowhistory #stowhistorical #easeason