Category Archives: difficult weather

July 2, 1853

Saturday the 2nd. Up the river for eight miles this morning, roads very sandy, wind blowing so hard we can scarcely see. Our eyes, nose, mouth and victuals all have the benefit of it. Camped on the bank of the … Continue reading

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June 22, 1853

Wednesday 22nd. Cold and stormy this morning, snow, hail and rain falling. Forche Bois river 8 miles from camp. In this distance crossed 3 fine branches. Good grass by going one mile up stream. River not deep. Four miles farther … Continue reading

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June 19, 1853

June 19th. Sunday. What a welcome day will that be that brings us safe through that we may all rest once more on the Sabbath. Started about the usual hour, reached Horse-shoe Creek by noon. This is a beautiful stream, … Continue reading

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May 22, 1853

Sunday the 22nd. Had a very high wind last night. It might be called a hurricane. Blew down all our tents. Had to turn our wagons back to the wind and lock both wheels and run the tongue in the … Continue reading

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