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Daniel George (Dan) Whitaker Journals

July 9, 1997

Location: Fort Bridger - 96 miles left, Wyoming - (You cross four gushing creeks, within half a mile, before you reach the Fort, and by traveling half a mile beyond the Fort, you will cross three others, and then find a good place to camp.) - 917 miles from Winter Quarters.

Summary: Selling prairie diamonds and used horseshoes.

Journal entry: Dear people of the world
Today we are traveling to Fort Bridger i am walking there.

I jumped in a big stream it was only 13 miles today. The water truck came and sprayed us with water to cool us off.

It is fun to be able to camp on grass. There are 43 wagons traveling today.

A wagon ran away today It wasn't a regular one It was the welcome wagon

We get to play late tonight because tomarrow is a lay over day my friends and I are selling pararie diamons and horshoes that have been on the trail we are not doing too bad.

Well this is Dan at Fort Bridger Wyoming