Category Archives: cattle and grass

September 28, 1853

Wednesday 28th. This morning we started in good spirits landed at Mr. Fosters, the end of our journey through the mountains. Got some good hay and gave our stock all they could eat, then drove to City and camped. Do … Continue reading

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September 26, 1853

Monday 26th. Started quite early this morning, drove until 4 o’clock and camped on Hog Back after doubling our way on very steep hills. Found some brush for our stock.

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September 25, 1853

Sunday Sept. 25. Started out this morning after cutting some browse for our stock, drove 12 miles to a trading-post, where we found some feed of a coarse quality.

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September 24, 1853

Saturday 24th. This is a very rainly morning. The roads are very bad, but no time to be lost. Fearful of being caught in a snowstorm. Started early, cleared up a little about noon, got down Laurel Hill about dark. … Continue reading

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September 23, 1853

Friday 23rd. Reached Summit Prairie about 9 o’clock and camped for the day. Found good grass 1 1/2 miles from the road.

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September 22, 1853

Thursday 22nd. This morning 8 of our cattle were gone, one of ours and 7 of Mr. Swick’s. Found all except one, started on and found him about noon. The road is very rough to-day over roots and rocks winding … Continue reading

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September 21, 1853

Wednesday 21st. Started early this morning, a weeks travel ahead and no feed for the stock. Not a bad road the fore part of the day. This afternoon we came down a very steep hill to Chute Creek, camped up … Continue reading

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September 20, 1853

Tuesday Sept. 20th. Two of our horses are missing this morning. Can’t be found, the owner stayed behind to look for them. Bought 30 pounds of beef and some other eatables and started to Barlow’s Gate 9 miles ahead, got … Continue reading

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September 18, 1853

Sunday 18th. A beautiful morning, warmer than it was yesterday, Des Chutes River 10 miles from camp. Before reaching the river we had a long hill to descend and a worse one to climb after crossing. Reached the river about … Continue reading

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September 13, 1853

Tuesday 13th. Got a late start this morning as we had to water our stock one by one again. Arrived at Willow Creek at dark, good spring water and good grass 1 mile down the creek. Drove 20 miles and … Continue reading

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