Carbine, William Van Orden, Autobiographical sketch, 10-11. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
The next day we ferried and went to North Platte, where we laid over several weeks waiting for orders. When we got them we were to go to Larimy City. While fording North Platte on a riffle, the next team to me, the bridle came off one of his leaders and they turned down stream, the wagon tipping over. The next teamster was a little careless and his team turned down and his wagon tipped over, the flour in both floating down stream.
The rest of us rushed in and floated the wagons and horses to shore, then went in and took the flour out. We then went on to Larime where some more teams were sent to us, some from San Pete, some from Springville and some from St. George. We had a large train going back. The most of the wagons were loaded with things belonging to the emigrants. There were about twenty teams loaded with freight for Eldrige & Co. My team was one of them. We started back. Nothing unusual happened on the road. There was one child died on the road. This ends this part.