Monthly Archives: September 1853

September 8, 1853

Thursday 8th. Another hard drive over mountains and through timber again, found a good spring 4 miles from camp. Late afternoon brought us to some springs at the foot of the mountains where we camped. Drove 15 miles to-day.

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September 7, 1853

Wednesday 7th. This morning could not find all our cattle, concluded to lay by to-day, found them about 10 o’clock, after dinner drove about half a mile to better water and camped for the night.

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September 6, 1853

Tuesday 6th. Left camp early this morning for a hard days drive to Lees Encampment 21 miles over a rough road through heavy timber. This is the first drive through timber all day since we left the states. Reached Lees … Continue reading

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September 5, 1853

Monday 5th. Started this morning up a long hill and down hill and over hills and a rough road to Grand Round River 12 miles camped here in a beautiful grove of pine and fir timber.

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September 4, 1853

Sunday 4th. Laid by till after dinner, then drove 8 miles and camped.

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September 3, 1853

Saturday 3rd. Have had a very hard drive today. We crossed the main ridge of the Blue Mountains, over a very rough road and a very cold one. When once on the top we can look down in the valley … Continue reading

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September 2, 1853

Friday 2nd. A beautiful road to-day for 10 miles when we struck a ford of Powder River then crossed a rough point of bluff and down the valley and crossed the first fork, drove on to the last fork and … Continue reading

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September 1, 1853

Thursday Sept. 1st. Having obtained a good light wagon we started out again in a team of our own as we had joined teams with another man and threw our wagon away until we could get a lighter one. We … Continue reading

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