Sperry, Harrison, Papers, 1919-1926, fd. 1, 1-2.
While encamped near a stream called Big Horn, about twenty miles from Winter Quarters, the camps were organized in a more systematic order. When 100 wagons would arrive prepared for the journey they were organized in companies of one hundreds, fifties and tens. At 5 o'clock each morning the bugle would sound as a signal for every man to attend prayers before leaving his wagon. Then the people would do their cooking, eat and feed their teams, etc. until 7 o'clock when the bugle would sound again and the train would move on. At 8:30 P.M. the bugles were sounded again when all would have prayers in their wagons and be retired by 9:00 o'clock. Each night the wagons were arranged to make a great oval correl and the cattle
and horses were tied inside this circle to prevent them from being stolen by the Indians. The pioneers were constantly on the alert to protect themselves for from attacks from the Indians as the Indians had made several attempts to steal cattle and provisions. However, in general the Indians showed a xxxxxxx friendly spirit toward the Pioneers. There were seven companies that followed westward in 1847.
The pioneers traveled through Echo Canyon and East Canyon over Big and Little Mountain into Emigration Canyon, and then into Salt Lake valley.