Kimber, William James, Life history, in [Biographical sketches of the Kimber and Toyn families].
We then loaded into cattle cars and traveled to Fort Benton which is about four miles from North Platt[e]. This was then the end of the railroad. The time was August 25, 1868. Men who had teams and wagons met us there. The Captain of the company was James Rathall from Grantsville. The teamsters names were: James Kirk of Tooele, Utah, Armis Bates of Tooele, Utah, John Rydalsh, Grantsville, and Lou Hales from Grantsville, Utah. We had mule teams. There were about 800 people came when I did. I don't remember much of our trip across the plains. At Devils Gate a fish was caught and it was cooked for my mother's breakfast.
We got to Salt Lake City, Utah about the 25th of September 1868.