Transcript for Skanchy, Anthon L., [Diary], in "Utah Pioneer Biographies," 44 vols., 25:163

We reached Salt Lake City the first week in Sept., 1868 after six weeks' march from Laramie Wyo. Over the dry and warm plains, immersed in a cloud of dust from morning until night. The children and the weak mothers were allowed to ride in the wagons; while all the men were obliged to walk the whole distance in dust by day, and keep watch against the Indians at night. We were pretty well supplied with meat, flour, fruit and other food for our journey over the plains. When we camped in the evening, we cooked our food and made our bread. All went fairly well.

At last we came to Emigration Canyon, and had our first glimpse of Salt Lake City. We were glad and grateful to our heavenly father for his fatherly care of us during our journey. On arriving at the Tithing Yard, in Salt Lake City, our captain was released.