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Eliza Roxcy Snow Journals

June 19, 1847

Location: North Bend, Nebraska - Location: 41:27:43N 96:46:46W Elevation: 1272 feet

Summary: Saturday. Leaving Liberty Pole encampment.

Journal entry: Our division under J. [Jedediah] Grant, leave the Horn--we soon come in sight of the com. that started yes. Near the place of their last night encampment they found the carcass of a man recently kill'd & pick'd by the wolves--many papers were found which designated him to have been an Officer from St. Louis.--We encamp'd on the Platte river--about 15 ms. from where we cross'd the Horn. The pole of Liberty with the white flag waving was erected by the com. that preceded us--we saw it several miles distant.

Source: Eliza Roxcy Snow: Personal Writings © edited by Maureen Ursenbach Beecher 1995. All rights reserved. Rights were granted by Ms. Beecher (editor), the University of Utah Press (publisher), and Huntington Library in Pasadena, California (owners of the original diary) to publish the transcribed contents of Eliza R. Snow's diaries for educational use.
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