June 24, 1853

Friday the 24th. To Platte River Bridge, 9 miles crossing, several fine branches in the distance. Stopped at noon opposite the bridge. Grass poor. Concluded rather than pay six dollars per wagon, we would ferry our wagons over. Drove 4 miles up the river and found excellent grass. Camped on the bank of the river. Went out and returned in a few minutes with an antelope. Laid still until Monday morning when commenced ferrying across the river. Got one wagon over and the wind arose very high which stopped us till Tuesday morning.

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