Fort Bridger, Uinta County, Wyoming Territory

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  • Page 75

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    June 27, 1847 ~ Sunday June 27th 1847 Three years ago this day the Prophets Joseph and Hyrum Smith were martered. Though it was Sunday morning we Harnessed up our teams & drove 6 miles to the place whare Brs Pratt & Smith camped in company with Mr Harris who has been A traider & trapper in the rocky mou- ntains & travled through Oregon & Calafornie 25 years we foud him ...
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    June 27, 1847 June 28, 1847
  • Page 78

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    Browns Detachment who had been at Pueblo through the winter Br A Lyman who we sent unto them had reached them & infor- med them whare we are & the whole detachment of 140 of the brethren were within 7 days drive of us. we drew up the raft & crossed them all over but one who returned with our pilots to meet the companies when we met it was truly A Harty greeting & shaking of hands. they accompanied us into camp and all were ...
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    July 5, 1847 July 6, 1847 July 7, 1847 July 8, 1847
  • Page 79

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    And it being the first time that I ever tried the Artificial fly in America or ever saw it tried, I watched it as it floated upon the water with as much intens interest As Franklin did his kite when he tried to draw lightning from the skies. And as Franklin recieved great Joy when he saw electricity or lightning descend on his kite string in like manner was I highly gratifyed when I saw the nimble trout dart my fly hook himself & run away with the line but I ...
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    July 9, 1847 July 10, 1847
  • Page 80

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    was brought up again concerning the emigrant company who pe[rished] in the Mountains last winter they were mostly from Independance Clay County Missouri And were A mob company & threatned to drive out the mormons that were in Calafornia & started for Calafornia with that spirit in there hearts but it seemed as though they were ripe for Judgement the snows fell upon them 18 feet deep on a level & they died & eat up each other about ...
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    July 11, 1847 July 12, 1847
  • Page 100

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    the mountains & of unburnt brick surrounding 10 acres of ground, 40 rods of which was covered with Block Houses. Besides planting about 100 Acres of corn, potatoes, Buckwheat turnips gardens &c the pioneers did not exceed 150 men during the time 140 of the Battalion arived I think there was not over 100 men labouring on the works at a time besides much exploring was done And after accomplishing this work the company return to winter Quarters the place of Begining making nearly 2,500 miles traveling during ...
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    August 26, 1847 August 27, 1847 August 28, 1847 August 29, 1847 August 30, 1847 August 31, 1847