Heritage Gateways

Official Sesquicentennial K-12 Education Project
sponsored by the Utah State Board of Education, the BYU-Public School Partnership and the Utah Education Network

Daniel George (Dan) Whitaker Journals

May 14, 1997

Location: Gothenburg, Nebraska - Location: 40:55:46N 100:09:37W Elevation: 2567 feet

Summary: A rest day. Organizing.

Journal entry: Dear People of the World
Today was a rest day and we had fun. We got to sleep in until about 8AM. We ate breakfast and then played. We went swimming in the lake and played soccer. We went to town and did laundry.

We had a special meeting at 3:30. They organized the people in the wagontrain into groups of 10 and groups of 50. That is what Brigham Young did when the pioneers came across 150 years ago. 800 school kids came and looked at the wagons and the horses. I gave some of them the web site location so they could follow the train. It was a fun day.

This is Dan signing off from the fair grounds in Gothenburg Nebraska.