Default wagon background image

Joseph S. Rawlins Company

About 400 individuals and about 50 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Wyoming, Nebraska (the west bank of the Missouri River about 40 miles south of Omaha) on July 15, 1864.

Members of the company arrived from 19-20 September 1864. Two births and nineteen deaths occurred during the journey. According to a newspaper article published upon arrival of the company, "the company had a good trip, meeting with no serious accidents, excepting the loss of about 30 oxen by disease on this side of Laramie."

Read More

Sources