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A very benevolent citizen of Sutherland Springs
Historic MomentsDecember 26, 2013 | 2,377 views | Post a comment
William Waldo was one of the early burials in the Sutherland Springs Cemetery. He is best remembered for his help and contributions in assisting American immigrants from the Plains states of Midwest United States in crossing the high Sierra Mountains into California. Waldo and his volunteer assistants faced great risks of their lives and unnumbered perils during this time in the mid 1800s. It was later said of him, “There was at that period no name upon the Pacific slope around which the heart of public gratitude and affection so clustered as that of William Waldo.” In 1851 and later, bills were introduced into the legislatures of Missouri and Illinois and also before the U.S. Congress in recognition of his unstinted contribution of great work and material assistance to provide relief to the groups traveling west over the mountains. . . .
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