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August 29, 1853

Monday 29th. Up Burnt River all day, except this afternoon, we left it for 4 miles. Camped again on Snake River.

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August 20, 1953

Saturday the 20th. Today we were forced a part of the time from the bottom of the bluff on account of the river running so close to it. Camped again in grass and wild clover up to the cattle’s backs. … Continue reading

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August 19, 1853

Friday August 19th. Down Boise River all day to-day, dust not very plenty on this bottom, good feed all along. Drove 15 miles today.

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August 4, 1853

Thursday August 4th. Drove 5 miles this morning and we came to the forks of the road, and the river one half a mile our right, but the bluffs are so high, steep and rocky we cannot get to the … Continue reading

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July 27, 1853

Wednesday the 27th. This morning we took out on the sage plains again, 6 miles brought us along side of the river again, 5 miles more and we come to a branch 10 ft. wide, very bad to cross, 3 … Continue reading

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July 26, 1853

Tuesday the 26th. Started quite early. Three miles from camp is a very steep hill to descent and a large branch to cross at the foot of it. Down this branch 10 miles, passed through a canyon, grass, water and … Continue reading

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July 22, 1853

Friday 22nd. Started quite early. Eight miles from camp are 2 branches 10 ft. wide crossing several smaller ones in the distance, to another branch 1 mile. The road here leaves the river and passes through a canyon to where … Continue reading

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July 18, 1853

Monday the 18th. On the opposite side of the river is a long steep hill to climb, six miles farther is quaking asp grove and a fine spring at the left of the road, 3 miles father is Pleasant grove … Continue reading

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July 16, 1853

Saturday the 16th. Over hills and hollows, mountains and creeks, traveled 15 miles to-day and camped on Crow Creek.

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July 11, 1853

Monday the 11th. This morning about 4 o’clock a company of 5 wagons joined us, being driven from their camp (2 miles below) by the Indians. Laid still all day today. Some of our cattle are lame. Had a fine … Continue reading

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