Category Archives: cattle and grass

September 12, 1853

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

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September 11, 1853

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

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September 7, 1853

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.

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September 1, 1853

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

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August 31, 1853

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

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August 30, 1853

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

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August 28, 1853

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.

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August 27, 1853

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

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August 24, 1853

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.

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August 22, 1853

Monday 22nd. We crossed the point of the bluff this morning and 9 miles from this bluff is the ford. In crossing this ford our cattle were somewhat obstinate and got in rather deep water which came in our wagon … Continue reading

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