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The Trek

West

Abner Blackburn

Journal Entry: Sweetwater River

"The Sweetwatter River rippeled along in its course from the lofty sumit of Fremonts Peaks [in] the Rocky Mountains. . . . All the companyes lay over to rest a few days in this lovely place [with] the hunters after game and sight seers on the mountains. Continued our journey up this stream with a gradual asscent untill we reached the summit or the South Pass" (Frontiersman: Abner Blackburn's Narrative, Will Bagley, ed., [1992], 60).

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