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Journal of Western Travel

by John McTurk Gibson
edited by Weldon Hoppe
July 16th, 1859 -- Left Weber River, started up a steep ravine, travelled 6 miles, and then reached the summit, struck down a canon that led us into East Canon Creek, a splendid stream with plenty of cottonwood and willow to variegate the scene, here we found an abundance of gooseberries, currants and Sarvis or June berries. There are numerous excellent springs all along, and no doubt we would feel glad to come across some of them on the desert before we get through. The traders here say that deer, bear, antelope, elk, prairie chickens and sagehens are found in great plenty back in the mountains. The Weber and Piute Indians are those that inhabit this quarter, and are no way remarkable, only for their filthiness, sloth and thievish propensities. We have crossed East Canon Creek, some 10 times, and are now camped three miles from the foot of the mountains and 25 miles from the City.

Travelled 15 miles. We have entered East Canon. There is a nice stream running down it. We found some excellent in the last few days. We find some mineral springs and plenty of curns, yellow and black, also sarves berries. The bushes are small.

Copyright © 1997 Weldon Hoppe
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