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Peter O. Hansen

Journal Entry: Upper Platte

"The weather was windy and dusty. We traveled about 21 miles to the ferry [Upper Platte Ferry] and found good feed on the bench and bottoms."

Tuesday, July 3

"Cloudy, cool weather; we laid by to repair wagons, etc. Some of the troops going to Oregon and California were here trying to cross the river. More than half of them had deserted already and about half of the rest were fixing themselves up to leave likewise. It was a great joy that we met some of our brethren who were ferrying at this place" (Journal of Peter O. Hansen, 2–3 July 1849, as reprinted in the Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7 Aug. 1849, 76:8).

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