Heritage Gateways

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Daniel George (Dan) Whitaker Journals

June 6, 1997

Location: Fort John/Laramie - 508 m. left, Wyoming - Location: 42:12:46N 104:31:00W Elevation: 4250 feet (Fort lays about 1-1/2 miles west from the river. Ford is good in low water. River 108 yards wide. Wall and houses are adobe, or Spanish brick. Altitude, 4,090 feet) -522 miles from Winter Quarters

Summary: Eight hours vrs six weeks...

Journal entry: Dear people of the world
We slept in until 7am boy that was fun and then we went to breakfast I had a 3 egg omlet hashbrowm potatos and toast and mountain dew it was great.

We are just hanging out at camp they say that there is a dance tonight I am going to believe that if I see it.

They are alot of new people coming on the trail. I forgot to tell you but yesterday they had 310 people walking.

It is nice today not too hot or too cold just right. We might find a swim pool today. Just think I am about 6 weeks from home but it only took our friends about 8 hours to get here funny huh.

Well have a great day I know I will. Well this is dan from that same field at Fort Laramie Wyoming.