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 bacon, beans, and biscuit.
How did he estimate the distance they travelled each day?
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That’s a very good question. Neither Bidwell or anyone else ever mentions an odometer, but they may have had one — Benjamin Franklin invented one in 1775 when he was postmaster.