Heritage Gateways

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Daniel George (Dan) Whitaker Journals

June 5, 1997

Image courtesy of: Heritage Gateway Project Images, These images have been gathered to support the Sesquicentennial celebration of the immigration to Utah.

Location: Fort John/Laramie - 508 m. left, Wyoming -

Location: 42:12:46N 104:31:00W Elevation: 4250 feet (Fort lays about 1-1/2 miles west from the river. Ford is good in low water. River 108 yards wide. Wall and houses are adobe, or Spanish brick. Altitude, 4,090 feet) -522 miles from Winter Quarters

Summary: Pass on the buffalo meat. Tick.

Journal entry: dear people of the world
Today was a long day it was 26 miles. We left camp at 7am and got into our next camp at 6pm the walkers and handcart people didn't get in until 7pm. It was long and hard for us and for the animals.

We are in Fort Laramie it is an old fort it is a pretty cool place though. They served buffalo for dinner last night I didn't eat any I had a bowl of cereal and a donut.

We played games last night in our tent with Amy Cindy Nathan and our friends from back home. It is really windy tonight but no rain.

We traveled through some farm country and some tough trails. My little sister had a tick on her ear. Tomarrow is a rest day I get to sleep in boy am I glad.

Well this is dan camping in a field at For Laramie Wyoming.