By William Smedley

ISBN-10: 0585020787

ISBN-13: 9780585020785

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This long trip of two thousand miles from Omaha City to Salem, Oregon, five months of time, was accomplished with ox teams over the "Oregon Trail," and is nearly the same route which now takes but two days with the modern express trains. It was the route which the greater number of brave pioneers who then peopled the great Northwest had taken. It followed the valleys of the Platte, the Sweet Water and Snake rivers and many other streams, and crossed the main range of the Rocky Mountains, the Blue Mountains and the Cascades south of Mount Hood.

May 8. Passed Nauvoo, the deserted city of the Mormons, on a beautiful site on the left bank of the river. Our progress down the river was rather slow as of Page 6 the previous day, our boat having been much detained taking on freight, it being designed more for that purpose than for the accommodation of passengers. It is astonishing the amount of freight they pile upon these river boats; bringing their guards to the water's edge. Arrived at Hannibal in the evening. Here we found ourselves under military regulations; baggage must be inspected and firearms delivered over to the baggage master.

Our road took into the bluffs south of the ferry and after a few miles was quite good. About a dozen wagons "pulled out" with us. Nooned together on a small stream. Towards evening encountered a large stream, deep and difficult to cross; were obliged to wait for some horsemen to explore it for the best crossing, then crossed over in safety. The first wagon that followed while in midstream broke an axle, but the energetic driver instantly grasped and carried it in one hand, while with the other he drove his team and brought the wagon with his family safely to the shore amid shouts of applause.

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