Transcript for Pack, Ward E., Journals 1854-1876, fd. 1, 6

In the spring of 1848 after some considerable in making preparation Father took his family and in company with many others started for the Rocky Mountains. I drove a team of three yoke of oxen. after we had traveled some distance on the plains we came to where the wild Buffalo . It use to be fine sport for me to hunt among them. in September we arrived in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake