Transcript for Cook, Elizabeth Hunter, "History of the Hunter Family," 1-2, in Hunter family histories [n.d.]
There were ten wagons in our company when we were first organized but more joined after we started. We left Council Bluffs in the middle of May traveling in those days was different than traveling at the present time. We could make the average of twenty miles a day and when grass and water came in sight we always took advantage of the same.
Our arrival in Salt Lake Valley was the 13th of August 1852 at eleven o'clock Sunday morning and we camped at Red Buttte.