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William Clayton Journals

August 20, 1847

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

Summary: After a cool, twenty and a half mile day, the Pioneers arrive at Reddings Cave.

Journal entry: FRIDAY, 20TH. Morning very cold. Started out at seven and traveled till 12:30, the day being cool, then rested and baited an hour. At 1:30 proceeded again and arrived at Cache or Reddings Cave at 5:00 P.M. having traveled twenty and a half miles, but it was nearly seven o'clock before the company arrived.

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.