Journal of Western Travel
by John McTurk Gibson
edited by Weldon Hoppe
June 21st, 1859 -- Ben and I let the wagon-master of the Salt Lake train have 200 lbs of flour each, to be paid again in flour when we got to Salt Lake, this saving our teams from hauling it so far. Passed the bridge on the Platte, fare $5.00 for one wagon and four yoke of oxen. Went up on the south side still as far as the ferry, about 8 miles above the bridge, and one mile above the old Mormon Ford, where we now are.
Travelled sixteen miles. We passed the Platt Bridge this afternoon. There is quite a number of log houses there. The troops wintered here one winter. We saw a Mexican and some other men from California going up Deer Creek prospecting forty miles.
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