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An exploration of mapping and spatial analysis for historical and archaeological projects using open source tools. New episodes every other week! Next episode: Thursday, March 4!

The Helonaki Deep Dive Jen

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An exploration of mapping and spatial analysis for historical and archaeological projects using open source tools. New episodes every other week! Next episode: Thursday, March 4!

    Shackelford: The Kirklands

    Shackelford: The Kirklands

    Abraham Kirkland and his family became close friends with the Shackelfords on the 1865 trip from Missouri to California. In this episode, Jen discusses that relationship, the Kirklands penchant for naming children after relatives and blacksmithing.
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    • 22 min
    Shackelford: The Rhyne Family

    Shackelford: The Rhyne Family

    A third family set out with the Shackelfords and Gatewoods from Clark County, Missouri on May 1, 1865. The family of Mr. Rhyne and his daughters. In this episode, a look at the Rhyne family from Ruth's diary and other sources, and the questions that are yet unanswered.
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    • 24 min
    Shackelford: The Gatewoods

    Shackelford: The Gatewoods

    Atwell B. Gatewood was born in Stafford County, Virginia and moved when young to Missouri. In this episode, his family is explored and then the three families of the adults of the Shackelford-Gatewood familes on the 1865 journey (Galloway, Shackelford, and Gatewood) are compared.
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    • 23 min
    Shackelford: William Franklin Shackelford

    Shackelford: William Franklin Shackelford

    Ruth's husband, William Franklin Shackelford, who she called Frank, was born in Culpeper Co. Virginia, but came to maturity in Missouri. In trying to understand the Shackelfords' 1865 and 1868 travels, we look at Frank and his family.

    **Trigger warning** Slavery and rape are discussed, but not in detail, in this episode.
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    • 26 min
    Shackelford: Family Trials

    Shackelford: Family Trials

    In 1855, William Franklin Shackelford's uncle Caleb and aunt Frances filed a bill of complaint against another aunt, Sarah, and a man named Benjamin Matthews over land that had been left to William's great-aunts Nancy, Polly, and Caty in 1810. This complicated case reveals a great deal about the Shackelford family in Culpeper County, Virginia in the late 1700s and early 1800s that would otherwise be unknown.

    Next episode: William Franklin Shackelford
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    • 29 min
    Shackelford: Ruth Galloway Shackelford

    Shackelford: Ruth Galloway Shackelford

    Ruth Galloway Shackelford was born and raised in Boone County, Missouri, in a family that had emigrated from Kentucky. Ruth's family and upraising formed her character, which is evident in her diaries. She was not alone in being reluctant to uproot her family to travel to California, as is evident from the testimony from other women in Lillian Schliessel's book "Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey".
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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livnletlrn ,

So interesting!

Thanks for the accessible introduction to open source mapping software, an area about which I know nothing, via the overlay of a 19th century diary of a journey westward in a covered wagon. I can't wait to learn more as I follow Ruth's grand adventure, and Jen's.

Cottonhollow ,

The Start of Something Fascinating

Buckle up folks, this is going to be a fascinating trip! I don’t have a background in geomorphology or cartography but Jen is keeping the process clear and easy to grasp. It’s interesting to get a peak behind the curtain to see this process and I look forward to learning more about the Shackleford’s journey.

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