September 11, 1841

Saturday 11th. Traveled about 15 miles and came to water, course W.

They are close to the Utah-Nevada border, but at this time that isn’t even a line in the sand. The spring that they found is today called Owl Springs. In the photo the spring is the green spot in the middle, a group of cottonwood trees that indicates water. What a welcome sight!

Owl springs North Lucin. Trees in the center of the picture.
Biwell-Bartleson Trail western Utah

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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