Monthly Archives: January 1853

May 12, 1853

Thursday the 12th. Started quite early and had some trouble with our cattle. They are not very well broke to drive in such a team. Traveled 25 today.

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May 11, 1853

Wednesday the 11th. Waited till 8:30 o’clock for our company, could see nothing of them, concluded it was best for us to go on. Traveled 16 miles today, passed Little Vermillion in the distance.

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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 9, 1853

Monday the 9th. Were across the river this morning by 11 o’clock, traveled till 3 o’clock and camped.

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May 8, 1853

Sunday the 8th. Drove down on the bank of the river, so we would not be crowded out when our turn came around. I have heard more swearing to-day, than I ever heard in one day before, or ever wish … Continue reading

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May 7, 1853

Saturday the 7th. Started very early without our breakfast in order to be first at the ferry. Got there and while waiting the rope broke. We then turned and went to another ferry 7 miles above. Passed a wagon said … Continue reading

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May 6, 1853

Friday the 6th. Lost 1 ox last night, but found him again without much trouble. Commenced raining about noon and rained all night. Have not traveled any to-day.

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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 4, 1853

Wednesday the 4th. Raining yet this morning. Started about 7 o’clock, very bad traveling, stopped raining at 3 o’clock, traveled late to find wood and water, found very good at last, about a quarter of a mile to the right … 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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