Sunday June 23, 1850
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Notes about this post: This post is the last entry made in John App’s diary. He is near present day Elko, Nevada. Why did he stop writing? Maybe there was no more space in this diary and be began writing in another book that we do not have. Don’t be discouraged, though, because we know he made it to California, led a good life, married Leanna Donner, and discovered a gold mine near present day Jamestown, California. Follow the posts in the next few days to discover how his route to the Jamestown area, and experiences along the way, have been reconstructed (to the best of our ability at this point).
June 23d the Saboth we Traveled Because we had been detained in Crossing the headwaters of marys R, the first Introduction we had to the Elephant was on Raft R, to see men hauling and draging their wagons and mules through the swamps and sloughs about 1/2 mile going it with a long Rope in their shirt tails, I’m about down getting Cold, and nothing to Eat since morning, we Camped and in the moring looked around and found a good place to cross the head without any trouble, so it goes. Men make them selves sometimes trouble when their is no use in it, rush ahead without looking where they go until they get in so deep that they cannot back out, and sometimes lose a day.
No video this day.