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September 27, 1853

Tuesday 27th. Some hills to go up and some to go down. Reached Big Sandy about 3-o’clock, crossed and drove to the bank and camped again.

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September 17, 1853

Saturday 17th. Over a rough road to-day through a long canyon. When we came out of this we had a fine view of the Cascade Mountains, the snow capped peaks of Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens. The highest is … Continue reading

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September 15, 1853

Thursday the 15th. This morning is as cool as a November morning and the cloaks and overcoats are not uncomfortable. Nine miles and we come to the forks of the road and Cedar Spring, the left leading to Rock Creek, … Continue reading

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September 10, 1853

Saturday Sept. 10. Drove 15 miles today and camped on the Umatilla again.

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September 9, 1853

Friday 9th. Traveled 7 or 8 miles when we struck the river, down it 8 miles to where the road finally leaves the Umatilla River, where we camped for the night.

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September 8, 1853

Thursday 8th. Another hard drive over mountains and through timber again, found a good spring 4 miles from camp. Late afternoon brought us to some springs at the foot of the mountains where we camped. Drove 15 miles to-day.

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September 6, 1853

Tuesday 6th. Left camp early this morning for a hard days drive to Lees Encampment 21 miles over a rough road through heavy timber. This is the first drive through timber all day since we left the states. Reached Lees … Continue reading

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September 5, 1853

Monday 5th. Started this morning up a long hill and down hill and over hills and a rough road to Grand Round River 12 miles camped here in a beautiful grove of pine and fir timber.

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September 4, 1853

Sunday 4th. Laid by till after dinner, then drove 8 miles and camped.

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September 3, 1853

Saturday 3rd. Have had a very hard drive today. We crossed the main ridge of the Blue Mountains, over a very rough road and a very cold one. When once on the top we can look down in the valley … Continue reading

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