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Hosea Stout Journals

January 17, 1848

Location: Winter Quarters - 1014 miles left, Nebraska - Location: 41:21:41N 95:56:45W Currently the site of Florence, Nebraska, Winter Quarters was settled in September, 1846 as a temporary resting place for the pioneers. It is located just west of the Missouri river in Nebraska.

Summary: Mostly at home during the day; enjoying fiddlers and dancing at night.

Journal entry: Monday Jan. 17th 1848. Mostly at home today around town some.

At dark broke up a party at D. Russels which was got up contrary to orders. After that the fiddlers went to Carns & then to Gardners and played for us, while we had a dance till Twelve.

Source: On the Mormon Frontier: The Diary of Hosea Stout 1844-1861 Volume I - Edited by Juanita Brooks. Permission to use excerpts granted by Utah State Historical Society and the University of Utah Press.