"We Busy Ourselves in Various Ways" Historical

"We Busy Ourselves in Various Ways" Historical (HM1W7R)

Location: Big Piney, WY 83113 Sublette County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 36.954', W 109° 51.054'

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With an abundant supply of water, grass, and wood, many emigrants camped at least one night at the New Fork River. Laying over allowed emigrants to catch up on chores, rest and even play.

We busy ourselves in various ways - some get a fine trout or two - others wash clothes - others cook - others mend while some guard stock. - H.M. Judson, Green River, Wyoming, July 25, 1862

A Mobile Pantry

Emigrants had to carry most of the food necessary for their five month trip. The Prairie Traveler guide (1859) recommended they begin with 150 pounds of flour, 25 pounds of bacon, 15 pounds of coffee, and 25 pounds of sugar for each persona s well as some yeast, salt, and pepper. To supplement, they could occasionally hunt wild game including sage grouse, antelope, deer, buffalo, and fish. Sometimes they could even trade for meat with the Indians. They could also find wild berries and onions.

Among our supplies were dried pumpkin, sweet-corn, apples, and peaches. Their were also home-canned tomatoes, preserves, and Jam sealed in tin. Albert Dickson, 1864*

I went gooseberrying but only got a few, the musketos were so thick - Jane Gould, New Fork River, July 23, 1862

(W)e find Shannon again who brings us another bucket of milk & some of our party are permitted to milk cows which otherwise would not have been. - H.M. Judson, Green River, Wyoming, July 24, 1862
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HM NumberHM1W7R
Placed BySublette County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 594243 N 4718802
Decimal Degrees42.61590000, -109.85090000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 36.954', W 109° 51.054'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 36' 57.24" N, 109° 51' 3.24" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1398 Paradise Rd, Big Piney WY 83113, US
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