Monthly Archives: August 1853
Thursday Sept. 29th. Drove out this morning quite early, this is a happy day to us. This day lands us where we can see once more a civilized community and once more enjoy the preached gospel and the society of … Continue reading
Wednesday 28th. This morning we started in good spirits landed at Mr. Fosters, the end of our journey through the mountains. Got some good hay and gave our stock all they could eat, then drove to City and camped. Do … Continue reading
Tuesday 27th. Some hills to go up and some to go down. Reached Big Sandy about 3-o’clock, crossed and drove to the bank and camped again.
Monday 26th. Started quite early this morning, drove until 4 o’clock and camped on Hog Back after doubling our way on very steep hills. Found some brush for our stock.
Sunday Sept. 25. Started out this morning after cutting some browse for our stock, drove 12 miles to a trading-post, where we found some feed of a coarse quality.
Saturday 24th. This is a very rainly morning. The roads are very bad, but no time to be lost. Fearful of being caught in a snowstorm. Started early, cleared up a little about noon, got down Laurel Hill about dark. … Continue reading
Friday 23rd. Reached Summit Prairie about 9 o’clock and camped for the day. Found good grass 1 1/2 miles from the road.
Thursday 22nd. This morning 8 of our cattle were gone, one of ours and 7 of Mr. Swick’s. Found all except one, started on and found him about noon. The road is very rough to-day over roots and rocks winding … Continue reading
Wednesday 21st. Started early this morning, a weeks travel ahead and no feed for the stock. Not a bad road the fore part of the day. This afternoon we came down a very steep hill to Chute Creek, camped up … Continue reading