Recollections of My Life and Reflections on Times and Events During It: A Memoir by Father W. J. Howlett

Goes West to Colorado, April 1865

"Less than a week after the death of Lincoln I was on the road with our family to the West, and the West then was almost beyond the limits of civilization; certainly beyond the centers of politics, and the old order of things passed without my knowing much about the changes that ushered in and gradually gave form to new modes, new customs and new standards."

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"In 1865 the United States was seemingly a much larger country than at present, so when my father decided to go from Michigan to Colorado we prepared to say the last good-bye to our friends and neighbors."

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