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William Clayton Journals

August 19, 1847

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

Summary: Pioneers arrive at Red Mountain Creek; cattle are over driven during the journey.

Journal entry: THURSDAY, 19TH. We got started again about 8:00 a.m., all except Chas. A. Burke. One of his oxen was missing. Before noon several of the loose cattle gave out through being over driven. We arrived and camped on Red Mountain Creek at six o'clock, having traveled sixteen and a quarter miles. The day has been very hot but nights are very cold.

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.