Monthly Archives: March 1853

June 30, 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

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June 29, 1853

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

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June 28, 1853

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.

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June 24, 1853

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

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June 23, 1853

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.

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June 22, 1853

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

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June 21, 1853

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.

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June 20, 1853

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

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June 19, 1853

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

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June 18, 1853

Saturday the 18th. Started at 6:30 o’clock. Came to Porters Rock in three miles, reached Bitterwood creek at noon. Some brush along this creek. Lost one of our cattle. After hunting about 2 hours found him ahead in a drove. … Continue reading

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