Journal of Western Travel
by John McTurk Gibson
edited by Weldon Hoppe
July 20th, 1859 -- Come only seven miles, laid over to get shoes on our oxen. We have been travelling north, leaving the Lake from 4 to 10 miles on our left. There are two islands in the Lake, one of them very much resembles the Isle of Arran in Scotland on a small scale. As near as I can learn the Lake is a little over 300 miles in circumference, and considerably oblong. We are now at a settlement called Farmington.
Travelled 16 miles. We are laying over this afternoon. We just passed through a small town called Farmington.
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