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Journal of Western Travel

by John McTurk Gibson
edited by Weldon Hoppe
May 5th, 1859 -- This morning we were made the victims of the most barefaced gouging that I ever experienced, a little d----d creek in the outskirts of the town of Lewis, that one can nearly jump across, has got a one-horse ferry boat in active operation, skinning the travelling public, surely such an institution is a disgrace to any town and will most assuredly, as well as deservedly, damn the place eternally if not speedily removed. We travelled about fifteen miles today over excellent roads, and are now camped in the open prairie just in sight of timber and that is all, but our cattle are up to their knees in excellent grass, while behind us half a mile there is another company camped with as many cattle as we have. Every one appears to enjoy himself and throws all care to the winds. Reports from the gold regions are still variable.

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Copyright © 1997 Weldon Hoppe
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