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Journal of Western Travel

by John McTurk Gibson
edited by Weldon Hoppe
September 5th, 1859 -- What a road we passed over for three miles this morning, over and between rocks from the size of a sheep to that of a church and yet over such roads what an amount of freighting is done, with stout teams and strong wagons. We sometimes see as many as eight or nine spans of horses or mules hitched to one wagon, and then something has to come or break. The balance of the day's drive was mostly a down-hill grade about 1½ feet to the rod, a very good road for mountain travel, days drive 18 miles or so.

Travelled 17 miles. We struck the graded road this morning, good mountain to day. We are camped on the road on the side of a mountain by a spring, grass is scarce.

Copyright © 1997 Weldon Hoppe
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