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William Clayton Journals

August 23, 1847

Location: Salt Lake Valley (the right place), Utah - The end destination for the trek across the plains.

Summary: Pioneers reach Fort Bridger.

Journal entry: MONDAY, 23RD. We started early this morning and arrived at Fort Bridger at one o'clock. We found the grass pretty much eaten off and only stayed an hour and a half while some of the brethren traded some, then went on eight miles farther and camped on a stream two rods wide, having traveled twenty - one and a half miles, the day very cool.

Source: William Clayton's Journal

Published by the Clayton Family Association, and edited by Lawrence Clayton. To the best of our research, this contents of this book are no longer under copyright.