Some of you may have not received the email notification of this post for today. Here it is again.
Wednesday May 15, 1850
Stopping Point: 65 miles beforeFt.Laramie(Wyoming)
Approximate Miles Traveled:
Elevation: 3,880 ft.
Notes about this post: Chimney Rock was probably the most notable landmark along the California-Oregon Trail. It was written about almost universally by the emigrants (except John) in their diaries. The spire rose much higher in those days than it does today… part of it has broken off since then. Many emigrants tried to climb to the top, but none ever got higher than its base. John’s next entry will be posted on May 19 when he leaves Fort Laramie.
we are now about 65 miles from Ft Larama, and about one Thousand miles from Home, we left Ft Kerny on the 6th May about noon and on Saturday about non we will be in Ft Larama, the reason why I am now writing is, we Expect the Express along today or Tomorrow