Liverpool to Utah in 1866 by Sailing Ship and Prairie Schooner
Holmes, Kenneth L.
Covered Wagon Women : Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1840-1890, v. 9
Arthur H. Clark
April 30 to September 23, 1866. Clark describes the first leg of her immigration to Utah while on the ship, John Bright. Clark boards the train in New York City, which she rides through British Canada to St. Joseph, Missouri. She proceeds to ride a boat on the Missouri River until she reaches Wyoming city (founded 1855) in Otoe County, Nebraska territory. Clark continues the trek via wagon on the traditional Mormon trail. She remarks on Chimney Rock, Fort Laramie, and Devil's Gate. Clark further mentions the death of her son Frank. She describes her comfortable living conditions in traveling. The journal ends before arriving in the Salt Lake Valley.