Journal of Western Travel
by John McTurk Gibson
edited by Weldon Hoppe
September 8th, 1859 -- Powell and Boze took their budgets this morning and started out to hunt work. The hill he had to scale was pretty steep, 1½ miles long, hard on cattle, especially mine as I had only one yoke able to work. About noon we reached a sawmill and found our two boys had got work at $35 per month. They are at a place called Sportsmans Hall, 11 miles east of Placerville. We staid here all day, found some feed for our oxen, four of them are pretty sick, in fact they are all unable to work and shouldn't, but still we jog along.
Wm Boze and I left the teams this morning, our duds on our backs. After travelling 5 miles, we got a job at a sawmill. From where we left the teams to Placerville, 16 miles.
Total distance according to my book from the Missouri River to Placerville, 1881 miles.
This is Powell's last entry.
Copyright © 1997 Weldon Hoppe