165 years ago today - Aug 27, 1847. Friday.

[William Clayton Journal] Many of the brethren traded Sugar, Powder, Lead &c. to the Indians for robes and skins and meat. We started soon after 7 and traveled to the crossing of the Big Sandy then after halting an hour continued to the little Sandy making 25 1/4 miles today, but it was 9 o'clock before some of the wagons arrived . . .

[Source: George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995, http://amzn.to/william-clayton]

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