Murdock, John Riggs, [Reminiscences], in Joseph M. Tanner, A Biographical Sketch of John Riggs Murdock , 150-51.
"One who had never seen animals stampede can scarcely understand the nature of it, nor how impossible it is to stop a stampede when once it begins. The horses and mules would all be scattered over quite an area of ground quietly feeding and at any little noise they would all jump together and away they would go like a flash. We continued our journey, and at the south fork of the Platte we were overtaken by two families. One was that of Judge Gilchrist. They had made forced marches to reach us and to gravel in our company to Utah. On our way home I was met at the mouth of Echo canyon by my devoted wife Almira. Upon reaching Salt Lake City and unloading my train, I returned with her to Lehi."