Graduation Speech: The California Crossing

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Today we are leaving Fort kearney, Kenneth has the wagon fixed and ready to go, i mailed our letter yesterday afternoon and they should be happy to get it when they do. We are following the South side of the Platte River for 170 miles, then we will be at the California Crossing. From there we need to cross the south Platte river to get to the North platte river to follow it instead. We are almost to the California crossing and we are all doing just fine but Juniper is very tired and wants to rest. We let him ride the horse for a little while, he will be happy to know he will have to help his father with the wagon in a little bit. It is crazy how much he loves doing work With him. As we get to the California Crossing, like I said, Juniper is …show more content…
With their help among others in the wagon train we get everybody’s wagon across with no harm done. But now, there's a problem, we have this huge, steep, hill that we have to get up and over and it looks really hard to do and I hope our animals can take it. Kenneth tells me we have to dump some more weight off the wagon or he doesn't think we will make it, I hate those words because I don't want to lose anything else on the way. But I have to so we decide on dumping some food, we can always buy more at later stops. We aren't happy we wasted money on it the first time but it will be okay. So now that we have taken care of that, we have to climb the hill. There is no other way but to climb up, with the animals pulling to wagon. Kenneth and juniper are in back trying to help push the wagon up, while i'm in the front helping pull the animals, with Hazel in my other arm. Oh Boy, was that was not the best time. Once we got to the top I thought that was all the excitement for the day, but …show more content…
We stop here for one night because it is a very peaceful place and it has fresh clean water. We are filling our barrels before we leave, taking advantage of the clean water. The next morning we leave for Courthouse Rock, 72 miles away, we see there is a place to stop and eat here. We spend about an hour or two eating and then we stop to see the rock. Continuing from Courthouse Rock, we are traveling 14 miles to Chimney rock, I thought this would be another good place to stay a bit, but Kenneth says we have to keep going. He said we could see the rock as we ride by though, so that's okay. Most of the way there you could see the very top of the rock as we went, it’s that tall. Looking at the rock was a short view but good since we had to keep moving. We go on another 75 miles to Fort Laramie, when all at once Kenneth and Juniper go out for firewood and when they come back Kenneth is carrying Juniper, and his foot is all red and puffy. Kenneth told us all the story how a snake bit Juniper right in the foot. He had to suck out the venom, which sounded very

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