Monthly Archives: September 1853

July 10, 1853

Sunday July the 10th. Laid by all day to-day.

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July 9, 1853

Saturday July 9th. Arrived at Little Sandy at sunrise this morning. Passed Dry Sandy 9 miles from Pacific Springs and the Junction of California and Salt Lake road 7 miles from Dry Sandy. Stopped at Little Sandy and had breakfast. … Continue reading

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July 8, 1853

Friday the 8th. This morning while Nelson and one of the others were herding cattle they discovered some fragments of clothes and camping utensils, and upon examination found a gold watch and key in an old pantaloons pocket. From the … Continue reading

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July 7, 1853

Thursday July 7th. How beautiful the sun rises and peeps over the hills to guide and cheer the weary traveler. Ten miles from camp and over a good road we glide almost imperceptibly through the South Pass (of the Rocky … Continue reading

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July 6, 1853

Wednesday the 6th. Started at daylight this morning to find better grass. Two miles from camp is strawberry creek, and 4 miles farther is snow creek. Banks of snow on each side from 10 to 15 feet deep. Here we … Continue reading

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July 5, 1853

Tuesday the 5th. Another fine morning, beautiful and cool, fine weather for traveling. We left the river this morning and reached it again in about 5 miles over a graveley road. Forded the river twice in going up it 6 … Continue reading

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July 4, 1853

Monday July 4. This is indeed a beautiful morning to celebrate the anniversary of our Independence, but to us it is like all other days, the same work to do. Drove 18 miles today and have not much grass for … Continue reading

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July 3, 1853

Sunday 3rd. Sunday is here again. But the weary traveler knows no rest. We had a very good camp last night, except water. This river is so strongly impregnated with alkili that it is hardly fit to use, but we … Continue reading

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July 2, 1853

Saturday the 2nd. Up the river for eight miles this morning, roads very sandy, wind blowing so hard we can scarcely see. Our eyes, nose, mouth and victuals all have the benefit of it. Camped on the bank of the … Continue reading

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July 1, 1853

Friday July 1st. Made quite an early start again. “Independence Rock” 2 miles ahead. Struck Sweet Water River 1 mile before we reached the rock. This rock is another curiosity. It is about 300 yrds. long, by 100 yrds wide … Continue reading

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