Category Archives: difficult crossings

May 10, 1853

Tuesday the 10th. Started in company with Lithcoe and Woodard, traveled till noon and one of their wagons broke at the Catholic Mission. We came on to feed, crossed one or two very bad creeks, camped alone for the first … Continue reading

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May 5, 1853

Thursday the 5th. Started as early as possible. A great deal of stock on the road, and a great many wagons, all in a hurry to get to the Kansas River, and get across first. Met some Indians on the … Continue reading

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May 3, 1853

Tuesday the 3rd. Stared at the usual hour, crossed two very bad creeks, the last was the Walkarnsha, camped about 5′oclock. Commenced raining about 8 o’clock P. M. and rained all night, a very bad night to guard stock, which … Continue reading

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