Independence Rock, Natrona County, Wyoming Territory
Excerpt:at half past 1 oclok we turned out our Horses to bait & tarried untill 4 oclok watching for our company to come in sight, but we could see no waggons but saw two horsman approaching us. we waved A small flag for them to come to us supposed they were some of our company, but they were two Hunters Capt Smith & another man from the Mo co mpany carrying in Buffalo meat to there camp they thought we were Indians in the distance & made off. I mounted ...Dates:June 21, 1847
Excerpt:pass by put some of their names on the rock After going around and exhaminedng it we staked our horses And mounted the rock I went forward & gained the highest point of the South end of the Rock which containes the names. After exhamineing it I then went to the North end which is the highest part of the rock, here is An opening or cavern that would contain 30 or 40 persons And A rock stands on the highest peak of about 3 tons wait. we got upon this rock & offered ...
Excerpt: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 ...Dates:June 27, 1847 June 28, 1847