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William Clayton Journals

August 28, 1847

Summary: After traveling twenty-three miles the Pioneers camp at Pacific Creek.

Journal entry: SATURDAY, 28TH. Started at eight o'clock and traveled till half past three before halting when we arrived at the crossing of the Pacific creek and halted to camp for the night having traveled twenty - three miles. There is no grass from Little Sandy to this place except a very little on Dry Sandy but the water there has sonic taste of alkali and teams do not like it. Here there is considerable grass along the creek and very good water but no wood except wild sage. We had a heavy thunder shower about four o'clock and considerable hail. It was dark before the ox teams arrived. Some of the men had killed a buffalo a few miles back but it is very poor.

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.