Monthly Archives: September 1853

May 22, 1853

Sunday the 22nd. Had a very high wind last night. It might be called a hurricane. Blew down all our tents. Had to turn our wagons back to the wind and lock both wheels and run the tongue in the … Continue reading

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May 21, 1853

May, Saturday 21st. Started quite early, came 22 miles today which is too far on this poor feed. Our ox laid down again. It has been quite warm today.

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May 20, 1853

Friday 20th. Bought some fish this morning which was quite a rarity to us. The weather is cool and pleasant. While taking our noon our former company came up. Traveled a few miles and camped again.

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May 19, 1853

Thursday the 19th. Traveled only 13 or 14 miles today. One of our cattle gave out and laid down in the yoke. Camped early on a beautiful little stream, clear as crystal.

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May 18, 1853

Wednesday the 18th. Started quite early, traveled slow, camped early. Grass miserable.

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May 17, 1853

Tuesday the 17th. We crossed Otter creek and the 3 Sandies today, crossing rather bad at each, passed three graves side by side. Two were buried June 4th, 1850, the other June 4th, 1852. Camped 4 miles from Little Blue, … Continue reading

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May 16, 1853

Monday the 16th. Stormy this morning, started late and camped early. Very disagreeable. Traveled roads pretty good considering we have had so much rain.

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May 15, 1853

Sunday the 15th. Started about nine o’clock, traveled about six miles found a better camp and stopped till morning.

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May 14, 1853

Saturday the 14th. One of our wagon wheels begin [sic] to crack, fearful of it, don’t know what to do if it breaks down for timber is scarce here, the wind blows a perfect hurricane to our backs, the oxen … Continue reading

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May 13, 1853

Friday the 13th. Today we crossed the Big Blue River, had to block up our wagon boxes to keep them up out of the water, got through safe, it is a very pretty stream about 70 yds. wide.

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