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July 23, 1853

Saturday July 23rd. This morning we passed the greatest natural curiosity we have seen yet. It is called the Steamboat spring. It is situated on the left of the road near the waters edge. It is constantly boiling up to … Continue reading

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July 1, 1853

Friday July 1st. Made quite an early start again. “Independence Rock” 2 miles ahead. Struck Sweet Water River 1 mile before we reached the rock. This rock is another curiosity. It is about 300 yrds. long, by 100 yrds wide … Continue reading

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June 10, 1853

Friday the 10th. Passed Chimney Rock this morning. This rock is situated about 2 miles to the left of the road and of the same kind of material as Court House Rock. It is about 150 feet high including its … Continue reading

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June 9, 1853

Thursday the 9th. We are in sight of stupendous “Court House Rock.” Reached it by noon. It looks to be about two miles from the road, but is 8. One of our company visited it and found it to be … Continue reading

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