Monthly Archives: July 1853

August 21, 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.

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August 20, 1953

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

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August 19, 1853

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.

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August 18, 1853

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

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August 17, 1853

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

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August 16, 1853

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

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August 15, 1853

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

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August 14, 1853

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

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August 13, 1853

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

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August 12, 1853

Friday August 12th. Lost 2 oxen belonging to our train last night and they are dying off all around us. Destruction stares us in the face. Drove 3 miles this morning and came to a dry creek, 8 miles farther … Continue reading

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