Monthly Archives: May 2020

May 31, 1841 — Meeting Mountain Men

Monday, 31st. This morning about 10 o’clock we met six wagons with 18 men, with fur and robes on their way from Ft. Larimie [sic] to St. Louis. Ft. Larimie is situated on Larimie’s fork near its junction with the … Continue reading

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May 30, 1841

Sunday, 30th. Nothing of importance occurred — distance about 15 miles — grass mingled with rushes afforded our animals plenty of food of the best quality. Game appeared to increase, though but one deer and one antelope were brought in. … Continue reading

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May 29, 1841

Saturday, 29th. We again started about sunrise and travelled not less than 2 miles. One antelope was killed — saw several elk. They haven’t yet come across herds of buffalo, but other game is plentiful and augments their diet of … Continue reading

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May 28, 1841

Friday, 28th: Started about sunrise, travelled about 5 miles and stopped to take breakfast. The heat was oppressive and we were compelled to go 20 miles farther before we came to either wood or water. The stream on which we … Continue reading

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May 27, 1841

Thursday, 27th: Started late, being detained at repairing the waggons. The day was warm, but the evening mild and pleasant. Encamped in a commodious valley, well-watered by a beautiful little stream which glided smoothly through the scattering grove, come about … Continue reading

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May 26, 1841

Wednesday, 26th. Two wagons were broke today; about a dozen Pawnees came to our camp, stopped to repair the wagons, having come about 15 miles. A deer was brought in by C. Hopper. Charles Hopper was a native or North … Continue reading

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May 25, 1841

Passed the stream without much trouble and made a stretch of about 20 miles when we encamped on the border of a beautiful forest where we found plenty of grass and water. The country over which we passed was similar … Continue reading

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