Red Ball William Harrison Pennebaker and Family
1868 Trek from Peoria, IA to Visalia, CA.

1868 Map
The Pennebaker's route west closely follows the Oregon-California Trail in Nebraska and the Pony Express Route in Nevada (current US Highway 50). Trip took 3 months and 17 days - total of 108 days (April 20, 1868-August 6, 1868) and 2035 miles (as reported in diary).
Map from Pony Express Museum.
Additional information at Octa Trail Maps ©.
Prepared by Paul E. Pennebaker,8-Jul-2001.