May 25, 1847
Location: Bridgeport, Nebraska - Location: 41:39:55N 103:05:55W Elevation: 3653 feet
Summary: Chimney Rock in view.
Journal entry: Very little wind and the day very warm. Chimney Rock shows very plain and appears not more than two miles distance but is no doubt five miles distance or over. Another antelope has been killed and brought in by the hunters.
Elder Orson Pratt is taking an observation to ascertain the height of Chimney Rock. The evening was very pleasant and the brethren passed away their time till after nine o'clock dancing. Porter Rockwell shot the two antelope spoken of above. He also shot two wolves. Latitude six and a quarter miles back, 41' 41' 46'.
Source: William Clayton's Journal
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