Monthly Archives: June 1853

August 31, 1853

Wednesday 31st. After about 2 miles we left the river and struck across more to the right of a branch of Burnt River which we followed for about six miles to where we leave it and camped, some grass and … Continue reading

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August 30, 1853

Tuesday 30th. Up the river or a branch of Burnt all day again winding our way through canyons and deep gorges, after about 12 miles we struck the main stream again and camped. Plenty of good grass and we were … Continue reading

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August 29, 1853

Monday 29th. Up Burnt River all day, except this afternoon, we left it for 4 miles. Camped again on Snake River.

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August 28, 1853

Sunday 28th. Four miles from camp we touch a branch of Snake River and 5 miles farther is Burnt River. Camped here for the day. Some grass.

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August 27, 1853

Saturday 27th. Started early this morning and reached Sulphur Springs about noon, no place to camp; thence to Birch Creek, reached this about sundown. To-day we have used a cart, having cut our wagon in two pieces to make it … Continue reading

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August 26, 1853

Friday August 26th. Laid by all day today for a 22 mile drive tomorrow.

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August 25, 1853

Thursday 25th. Starting this morning for Malheur River 16 miles from here, met Mr. Foster about noon. He came out from Oregon to meet his brothers and sisters who belong to our train. We get some valuable information from him. … Continue reading

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August 24, 1853

Wednesday 24th. This morning bright and early we commenced ferrying ourselves across and by sunset had everything across without an accident. Gave a man six dollars to drive our stock across.

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August 23, 1853

Tuesday 23rd. Down the river all day. Sixteen miles from camp is Snake River Ferry. Arrived here about camping time and put our wagon boxes in the water as they charge eight dollars for each wagon.

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August 22, 1853

Monday 22nd. We crossed the point of the bluff this morning and 9 miles from this bluff is the ford. In crossing this ford our cattle were somewhat obstinate and got in rather deep water which came in our wagon … Continue reading

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