Journal of Western Travel
by John McTurk Gibson
edited by Weldon Hoppe
July 7th, 1859 -- We took the old road. I sold my odd ox to a trader for $25.00, crossed over to Green River called 12¾ miles; but I call it nearer 18. We went to the lower ferry, fare 50c per team, and swam our cattle, and are now camped on the river in pretty good grass. Most of the boys are fishing and have caught some small ones, resembling trout. The foremost freight train left as we came in sight.
Travelled 15 miles & camped on Green River. No water between the two. This is a beautiful stream 200 feet wide, five ferrys on [it]. We crossed below the middle one, toll 50 cts for each wagon, cattle swim.
Copyright © 1997 Weldon Hoppe