June 21, 1841

Monday, 21st: We had an uncommonly good road today — an abundance of cottonwood timber — traveled late, having taken a stride of 27 miles.

Twenty-seven miles is a lot for one day. But the “road” (more like a trail) was good, the weather was pleasant, and the day was the longest of the year, so that they could “travel late.”

Display at Scotts Bluff National Monument

About nancyleek

Nancy is a retired librarian who lives in Chico, California. She is the author of John Bidwell: The Adventurous Life of a California Pioneer.
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