Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842; And to Oregon and North California in the Years 1843-44

Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842; And to Oregon and North California in the Years 1843-44

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...the Indians; and were returning to'he fort, in hopes to hear something of them there. They had recently had nothing to eat; and I halted to unpack ati animal, and gave them meat for their dinner. In this hollow, the artemisia is partially displaced on the hill sides by grass; and descending it--miles, about sunset we reached the Rivwrt (tiir Malheur8, (the unfortunate or unlucky river, ) a considerable stream, with an average breadth of 50 feet, and, at thistime, 18 inches depth of water. The bottom lands were generally one and a half mile broad, covered principally with long dry grass; and we had difficulty to find sufficient good grass for the camp. With the exception of a bad place of a few hundred yards long, which occurred in rounding a point of hill to reach the ford of the river, the road during the day had been very good. October 12.--The morning was clear and calm, and the thermometer at sunrise 23. My attention was attracted by a smoke on the right side oi the i iver, a little below the ford, where I found on the low bank, near the water, a considerable number of hot springs, in which the temperature ot the water was 193. The ground, which was too hot for the naked foot, was covered above and below the springs with an incrustation of common salt, very white and good, and fine grained. Leading for 5 miles up a broad dry branch of the Malheurs river, the road entered a sandy hollow, where the surface was rendered firm by the admixture of other rock; being good and level until arriving near the head of the ravine, where it became a little rocky, and we met with a numlier of sharp ascents over an undulating surface. Crossing here a dividing ridge, it became an excellent road of gradual descent down a veiy marked hollow; in which, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236842901
  • 9781236842909