Monthly Archives: September 1853

August 11, 1853

Thursday August 11th. This morning some of our cattle are sick and we hardly know what is the matter. They are not poisoned. Many have died around us during the night and this morning. It is the prevailing opinion that … Continue reading

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August 10, 1853

Wednesday the 10th. A few Indians about our camp this morning trading moccasins etc. for shirts, powder and balls. Drove 13 miles without water, came to another creek, where we camped again. Oh! we are getting so tired of this … Continue reading

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August 9, 1853

Tuesday August 9th. Got all across safe and without any accidents, drove out about 1 mile and one of our oxen laid down and died. Saw a great many dead cattle along the road to-day. Some attribute it to their … Continue reading

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August 6, 1853

Saturday August 6th. Drove to Snake River ferry this morning 6 miles and found we could not cross till sometime next week. Concluded to ferry ourselves again, drove to our place to ferry and camped and laid still till Monday … Continue reading

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August 5, 1853

Friday 5th. Drive 3 miles this morning down a long, steep hill, came to the river again, no grass here. We watered and drove around through a valley about 3 miles and came to a small dry branch, followed up … Continue reading

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August 4, 1853

Thursday August 4th. Drove 5 miles this morning and we came to the forks of the road, and the river one half a mile our right, but the bluffs are so high, steep and rocky we cannot get to the … Continue reading

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August 3, 1853

Wednesday August the 3rd. Followed down the river for 15 miles and struck another creek over the worst road that ever a white man traveled, rocks as large as a flour barrel are nothing to get over along here and … Continue reading

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August 2, 1853

Tuesday August 2nd. Have had a very good road for about 7 miles, to another creek, found good grass here and stopped for the day to our stock get well filled.

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August 1, 1853

Monday August 1st. Drove 7 miles this morning and came to Snake River again. No feed again here, nothing but sage covers the face of this Broad Plain. We watered here and started again and of all the rock roads, … Continue reading

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