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Journal of Western Travel

by John McTurk Gibson
edited by Weldon Hoppe
May 6th, 1859 -- All nature seemed green and growing this morning, the roads were hard level, and pleasant, skirting small groves, crowned, and beautiful with the blossoming plum and crab- apple, emitting as we journeyed on the sweetest perfume; but alas for human hopes and fond anticipations; for the duration of the agreeable was short and evanescent, the lightening flashed, the thunder roared, and the rain poured down in torrents; drenching to the skin everyone who was not fortunate enough to be the possessor of a gum coat. We have therefore concluded to let our cattle rest and wait here on the Nishna Botana near Stubzmaris Mill 25 miles from Council Bluffs, until the roads dry up a little.

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Copyright © 1997 Weldon Hoppe
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