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Journal of Western Travel

by John McTurk Gibson
edited by Weldon Hoppe
July 6th, 1859 -- Report goes this morning that Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune passed here in the stage last night on his way to Salt Lake City, but I can't tell how true it is. We left Little Sandy, and crossed over to Big Sandy, distance 8 miles, and 17 more to the crossing, a dreary, sandy, barren country destitute of grass, and had to camp at last, on a place covered with alkali, and the grass scarcely long enough for the cattle to get hold of. Here a road diverges called Kinney's Cut-off.

Travelled 25 miles. We came to Big Sandy 6 miles from Little. It is 13 miles from where we cross Big Sandy to the next crossing and no grass. We this morning experienced the first resurection between McKinsy & Gibson. Good road to day. We are in camp on the Big Sandy.

Copyright © 1997 Weldon Hoppe
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