200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

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Excerpt from VICISSITUDES IN THE WILDERNESS, the journal of Peggy Dow.

In this diary excerpt, Peggy Dow discusses passing through present-day Alabama in the 1810s with her husband Lorenzo, and itinerant preacher from Connecticut. She describes the landscape, accomodations, traveling conditions, and acquaintances met along the way. She also mentions her anxiety while moving through Creek territory. Published in 1833, the journal was written in the 1810s.

Creator: Peggy Dow
Date: 1833
Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History
Format: Diary

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ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard:
Grade 4: Standard(s) 6
Grade 10: Standard(s) 8

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