"Prepare for the Valley," Frontier Guardian, 9 Jan. 1850, 2.
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Every man who expects to go to the Valley in the Spring, should begin to prepare to make good the fences around his fields, and to put them in good condition; and so soon as the frost is out, start the plows, and put in all kinds of spring grain in abundance; and as we have a number of the best kind of blacksmiths, with plenty of coal, Iron and steel on hand, men that intend going to the Valley, should have their wagons ironed--irons for yokes all made, chains, and various other repair made before the flood and rash of emigrations comes on in the Spring, when you can hardly get work done for love or money. Dr. George Coulson, of Council Point, has erected a good blacksmith shop, and is prepared to execute any work in his line with dispatch. He is an old hand at the business; and in fact, we have none other in the county that we know of.
Begin to think about wagons--wagon beds--projections--bows and covers. Be in season, for we do not intend that any companies shall leave here for the Valley later than the 15th day of June--positively. The great snow storm that our last trains were caught in on the mountains last fall is a sufficient admonition to start our last trains one month earlier than the last one started last year which was in the forepart of July. Be not forgetful! we do not intend to allow any to start later than the middle of June at the very latest.