August 24, 1847
Summary: Camp is set up at Ham's Fork after traveling twenty-three miles.
Journal entry: TUESDAY, 24TH. This morning many of the cattle had strayed several miles from camp which prevented our starting till eight o'clock. We traveled eight and a half miles, then halted an hour on Black's Fork. We proceeded again and had a pretty heavy thunder shower and arrived at Ham's Fork at 5:20, then camped for the night, having traveled twenty - three miles. Most of the wagons did not arrive till nearly night, but we had no place to camp short of this and here we have good range for cattle.
Source: William Clayton's JournalPublished 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.