Category Archives: cattle and grass
Monday 12th. Left quite early this morning to get to Well’s Spring in time to water our stock as water is scarce and first come fares best. Camped at the lower spring which is the best. We find it by … Continue reading
Sunday 11th. Got a late start this morning on account of one of our cattle straying off. Followed the river for six miles then crossed. Here we found the Indian Agency, the first frame house we have seen since we … Continue reading
Wednesday 7th. This morning could not find all our cattle, concluded to lay by to-day, found them about 10 o’clock, after dinner drove about half a mile to better water and camped for the night.
Thursday Sept. 1st. Having obtained a good light wagon we started out again in a team of our own as we had joined teams with another man and threw our wagon away until we could get a lighter one. We … Continue reading
Wednesday 31st. After about 2 miles we left the river and struck across more to the right of a branch of Burnt River which we followed for about six miles to where we leave it and camped, some grass and … Continue reading
Tuesday 30th. Up the river or a branch of Burnt all day again winding our way through canyons and deep gorges, after about 12 miles we struck the main stream again and camped. Plenty of good grass and we were … Continue reading
Sunday 28th. Four miles from camp we touch a branch of Snake River and 5 miles farther is Burnt River. Camped here for the day. Some grass.
Saturday 27th. Started early this morning and reached Sulphur Springs about noon, no place to camp; thence to Birch Creek, reached this about sundown. To-day we have used a cart, having cut our wagon in two pieces to make it … Continue reading
Wednesday 24th. This morning bright and early we commenced ferrying ourselves across and by sunset had everything across without an accident. Gave a man six dollars to drive our stock across.