Monthly Archives: August 1853
Thursday June 30th. Fine morning this. Made quite an early start. Six miles ahead is a fine branch of good water. 2 miles farther is greasewood creek. Good water, grass scarce, sage for fuel. To alkali grounds 6 miles. Lakes … Continue reading
Wednesday the 29th. After following the river for about 4 miles we took our final leave of the Platte River at Red Buttes. Here we filled our kegs and watered our stock. No good water in 17 miles. 11 miles … Continue reading
Tuesday 28th. By 2 o’clock we were all over safe and ready to start, made 8 miles this evening and camped again on the Platte. Not much grass.
Friday the 24th. To Platte River Bridge, 9 miles crossing, several fine branches in the distance. Stopped at noon opposite the bridge. Grass poor. Concluded rather than pay six dollars per wagon, we would ferry our wagons over. Drove 4 … Continue reading
Thursday the 23rd. Crossed Deer Creek three miles from camp. Plenty of good water, wood and fish. Fifteen miles from this is a deep muddy stream, tolerable good roads. Grass scarce. Sage brush for fuel.
Wednesday 22nd. Cold and stormy this morning, snow, hail and rain falling. Forche Bois river 8 miles from camp. In this distance crossed 3 fine branches. Good grass by going one mile up stream. River not deep. Four miles farther … Continue reading
Tuesday 21st. 12 miles from camp is a fine branch and some springs. Two miles farther is La Prele River. Crossed the river about 2 o’clock, camped for the day, good grass 1-1/2 miles down stream after crossing.
Monday 20th. Quite cool yet this morning, hail stones lying around our tents. Reached La Bonta by 2 o’clock, distance of 10 miles. Four miles this side is Red Bank creek, a good camp, good water, fuel plenty, and grass … Continue reading
June 19th. Sunday. What a welcome day will that be that brings us safe through that we may all rest once more on the Sabbath. Started about the usual hour, reached Horse-shoe Creek by noon. This is a beautiful stream, … Continue reading