Monthly Archives: August 1853
Sunday 21st. Laid by all day to-day. Plenty of Indians about our camp with fish and ponies for trade. Lost one ox and one cow last night.
Saturday the 20th. Today we were forced a part of the time from the bottom of the bluff on account of the river running so close to it. Camped again in grass and wild clover up to the cattle’s backs. … Continue reading
Friday August 19th. Down Boise River all day to-day, dust not very plenty on this bottom, good feed all along. Drove 15 miles today.
Thursday 18th. Nelson dreads the road this morning being compelled to ride over the mountains owing to a severe attack of cholera morbus last night. The road after leaving camp strikes over the mountains to Boise River about 5 miles … Continue reading
Wednesday the 17th. 5 miles from camp is a beautiful branch and good grass. Watered our stock and rolled on 3 miles farther when we reached another fine branch and plenty of grass, and another 3 miles farther. After crossing … Continue reading
Tuesday the 16th. This morning we had a very rough road for 6 or 7 miles. Five miles from camp is White Sulphur Springs. Good grass here. Drove on about 10 miles and came to a branch which was dry … Continue reading
Monday 15th. Again some of our neighbor’s cattle died during the night. We find them lying along the road sometimes within a few feet of each other and two or three together. Twelve miles farther is another creek. Some grass … Continue reading
Sunday August the 14th. Some of our neighbor’s cattle died last night, but we lost none. They seem to be well when they turn them out and in the morning find them dead. Drove 5 miles and came to another … Continue reading
Saturday August 13th. We had a long hill to climb this morning and a very rocky one. It is almost useless to attempt to describe the road on this part of the trip. For several days we have had little … Continue reading