Monthly Archives: January 1853

June 17, 1853

Friday June the 17th. Started early, passed warm springs about 2 o’clock. After leaving the springs we came up a deep hollow at the head of which is a very bad hill to ascend. Two miles from this we camped … Continue reading

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June 16, 1853

Thursday the 16th. Crossed the other two wagons of our train this morning and 2 more wagons for another train. The owner said he would pay us whatever we would ask if we would set his family and wagon safe … Continue reading

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June 15, 1853

Wednesday the 15th. Cannot cross yet today. They do not do as they would wish to be done by with their ferry. It is uncertain when we can cross on the ferry. We thought it best to calk up our … Continue reading

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June 14, 1853

Tuesday the 14th. Reached Fort Laramie at 2 o’clock P. M. There are about 300 wagons waiting to cross Laramie River. They tell us we can cross tomorrow evening. We take this opportunity to wash and bake.

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June 13, 1853

Monday the 13th. Started at the usual hour, traveled over heavy sandy roads. Indian wigwams are plenty all along. Trading posts every few miles. We are now in the Sioux nation. Came 14 miles to-day.

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June 12, 1853

Sunday, June 12th. The sun arose in splendor this morning, peeping over the hill-tops on one side and casting its glittering rays on the sparkling dew-drops on the other. What splendid scenery is here to cheer the weary emigrant. The … Continue reading

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June 11, 1853

Saturday the 11th. Started at 6 o’clock. Presently we passed a train that had stopped to bury one of their company who was accidentally shot while trading with the Indians. Traveled till 5 o’clock. Camped in a beautiful little valley … Continue reading

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June 10, 1853

Friday the 10th. Passed Chimney Rock this morning. This rock is situated about 2 miles to the left of the road and of the same kind of material as Court House Rock. It is about 150 feet high including its … Continue reading

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June 9, 1853

Thursday the 9th. We are in sight of stupendous “Court House Rock.” Reached it by noon. It looks to be about two miles from the road, but is 8. One of our company visited it and found it to be … Continue reading

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June 8, 1853

Wednesday the 8th. Rolled out quite early. Sunset brought us 20 miles farther on our long and tedious journey. Nothing had occurred today worthy of note.

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