Heritage Gateways

Official Sesquicentennial K-12 Education Project
sponsored by the Utah State Board of Education, the BYU-Public School Partnership and the Utah Education Network

Osamu Sekiguchi Journals

June 21, 1997

Location: Jeffrey City, Wyoming

Summary: Saturday, June 21, 1997 Jeffrey City 1900m 22.5C [72.5F] 808hPa

Journal entry: [Translated by Hajime Nakagawa]

Jeffrey City was like a ghost town. I neither saw many people, nor any stores. When I asked a man, "Are there any stores which sell domestic articles?," he said "No" instantly. I wondered if Jeffrey City was on the map. Although I felt it was a secluded place, I was glad to be here, because we could take a shower for the first time in a week. We were allowed to take a shower at a local school which was also located in a secluded place.

Because I let my laundry pile up for a week, I went looking for a Laundromat, however there wasn't a place to do laundry in the whole city. I found somebody who was willing to take me to a nearby city by car, so I asked him to take me there, and we went. We drove 30 minutes, then an hour, but still didn't reach it. We couldn't believe that the nearest Laundromat was 60 miles away. Anyway, I could wash, take in a show, and eat a hamburger in the city which was 60 miles away. Another week when we cannot take a shower or wash is coming again.