Transcript for Bown, William, [Journal], in Ann Marie Bown Brooks, comp., William Bown, Senior: His Children, His Ancestors [1978]

On 14 July 1853, they left Winter Quarters in the Wheelock Company. They stopped on Sundays to hold meetings and rest. There were many hardships—storms, mud, wind and dust; rivers to ford and bridges to build. Several pioneers died and were buried by the wayside; wagons broke down and oxen were lost; but the little band was encouraged by faith and a dream and at last they arrived at Salt Lake City on 11 October 1853, at 8:00 P.M. The journey had taken almost three months.