Transcript for Ross, Catherine Elnora Anderson, [Reminiscences], in Marie Ross Butcher, comp., Descendants and Ancestors of Hakan Anderson and Mariane Marie Nielsen , 416
The next thing of interest was the crossing of the Platte River. It was necessary for the men to carry the ladies over. When Father started with Mother I let out a scream, because the river looked so wicked to me. The teamster, Brother Albert Shales, quieted me some, but no sooner had he pacified me until Father slipped and fell with Mother, but soon recovered himself. Nothing much impressed me after that until we reached Fillmore.