Journal of Western Travel
by John McTurk Gibson
edited by Weldon Hoppe
April 23rd, 1859 -- Gibson made no entry for this day.
Travelled ten miles. Crossed North Skunk River. We were half a day getting four teams across. We doubled teams, put six yolk to each wagon, about fifty teams crossed here to day. Thirteen of us are travelling to gether. Skunk Bottom is one mile wide, there is water standing on the greater portion of it, it is awful crossing. We got about half tight and had a general time in water some times three feet in depth. The river is bridged. A glimpse in camp: I am setting on the ground against the tent writing, some are making biscuits, some cooking meat, others are getting wood and feeding cattle, to morrow is Easter Sunday, it is getting dark.
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