Monthly Archives: March 1853

July 31, 1853

Sunday the 31st. Sunday again but not to our weary train. Besides we are now among the most hostile tribe of Indians on the route. Many emigrants have been killed here. There should not be less than 15 or 16 … Continue reading

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July 30, 1853

Saturday July 30th. Started out this morning again alone as this is the last junction of the California and Oregon roads. Our company were going to California and were compelled to separate. We parted, however, with all good wishes and … Continue reading

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July 29, 1853

Friday the 29th. Plenty of mosquitoes again last night. Two miles from camp is Fall Creek, very steep bank to go up, creek 20 ft. wide. The road follows down the river 3 miles then strikes across to Raft River … Continue reading

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July 28, 1853

Thursday July the 28th. Started early this morning to get away from the mosquitoes after eating a good breakfast of fresh fish. Four miles from camp we come to the river again. The road is on a kind of second … Continue reading

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July 27, 1853

Wednesday the 27th. This morning we took out on the sage plains again, 6 miles brought us along side of the river again, 5 miles more and we come to a branch 10 ft. wide, very bad to cross, 3 … Continue reading

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July 26, 1853

Tuesday the 26th. Started quite early. Three miles from camp is a very steep hill to descent and a large branch to cross at the foot of it. Down this branch 10 miles, passed through a canyon, grass, water and … Continue reading

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July 25, 1853

Monday the 25th. Our stock are very weak yet. Concluded to lie still till noon. Started at one o’clock and drove through a canyon to the head of a hollow 7 miles. This is the summit of the dividing ridge … Continue reading

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July 24, 1853

Sunday July 24th. This morning our cattle and horses are all sick. We found we had camped on alkili grounds. We commenced pouring the lard and vinegar down them and the soon seemed better. Drove on to get away from … Continue reading

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July 23, 1853

Saturday July 23rd. This morning we passed the greatest natural curiosity we have seen yet. It is called the Steamboat spring. It is situated on the left of the road near the waters edge. It is constantly boiling up to … Continue reading

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July 22, 1853

Friday 22nd. Started quite early. Eight miles from camp are 2 branches 10 ft. wide crossing several smaller ones in the distance, to another branch 1 mile. The road here leaves the river and passes through a canyon to where … Continue reading

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