Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Edwin Q. Cannon: 1929 Auto Trip to Rhode Island - Part 2

Sunday, June 23, 1929: (Lakehurst, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Stratford)

We left Lakewood at 7:15 for Lakehurst, N.J. Naval Air Station. Road through pines out to big air field where Graf Zepplin landed. Saw immense hangar. Saw Bell of U.S.S. Main 1902. Saw immense dirigibles. “The Mayflower” got in day before from Akron. “The Los Angeles” which flew across continent – 658 ft. long, carries 50 men. Helium gas fills bag. 5 motors. Built in Germany. “The Los Angeles”, a zepplin built in Germany – 14 gas bags. “The Shenandoah” built right here. Navy man said he didn’t like Graf Zepplin construction as well as that made here. Said bags 30 pounds each. Leave off 5 sand bags & ship arises. Keep hanger pretty regular temperature. Helium gas not used in Germany – Deflated & helium gas put in here. --?—(word missing) 900 by 300 high – (hanger). Cook with protein gas. Cover on ship cotton fabric covered with nitrate dope & illuminium powder which deflects sun’s rays. Immense ladders climb on to paint ships. Saw big tank – bullet proof. Doors slide on 2 immense tracks – doors supported by steel beams. This is section of wonderful hotels, a beautiful winter resort through pines. Ate breakfast at town of Freehold. (Next section is in Grandfather’s handwriting.) Met an immense line up of cars going from N.Y. to Atlantic City & beaches. Crossed New Victory Bridge from South Amboy to Perth Amboy. Crossed bridge, a new immense bridge from Perth Amboy to Staten Island. Bridge part in N.Y. and part in N.J. Bridge is 2 miles across, called ‘Auto Bridge’, operated by N.Y. authority. Ferry 17 mi. from Auto Bridge – took St. George Ferry across N.Y. Harbor to Brooklyn. (Back to Grandmother’s writing.) This was a lovely experience. We easily found David’s and arrived there no more than 5 min. after David had received a telegram from father . This was the first news he had had of our coming. Spent afternoon and early evening with Eccles at 191 Dean & 681 10th St. where Miss Van Dyke was there from S.L. Children had first rides on subway. We drove over to N.Y. City and ate a fine dinner, Schrafft’s – 5 Ave. Left Eccles about 7:45 & drove up Hudson Drive and on through heavy Sunday night traffic for miles & miles – a heavy fog arose after getting nearly to Bridgeport. Stopped for night in Stratford after riding 65 mi. This road called Boston Post Road.

Monday, June 24, 1929: [Speedometer 9601] (New London, Antietam, Providence, Rhode Island)

Started 7 o’clock daylight savings time. Passed bridges which raise up to let boats go by, New Haven shipping place (?), by boat, home of “Yale”, by New London. Going out of New London went over a large river – the Thames, & saw a submarine SI (?) going up river. Evidently a naval base. Saw destroyers in water. Monument at Antietam (?). Beautiful peonies in this section. Arrived Providence 9:45 S Time. Saw sign Dr. A. J. Astle. Going down a narrow street, Billy said “We’re in Plum Alley now” or else Telephone Alley. Biltmore Hotel. We felt very tired after riding through heavy traffic & fog in the latter part of our ride the evening of June 23 and through dense fog on the morning of June 24. Felt as if we would rather sleep than eat. But as it was about eleven o’clock D.S. Time and nearly lunch time we decided to bathe and dress for lunch. Ate lunch in Biltmore lunch room, a very large and lovely place to eat. We relaxed in our suite of rooms until about two-thirty when we had to leave with the Stamp crowd for a clam bake. This was enjoyed by men as well as ladies of the convention. The clam bake was held at St. Andrew Chapter Country Club at Rocky Point on Naragansett Bay. Roger Williams landed here on the bay. Early in the afternoon the children went bathing in the ocean, then in an inner warm pool. The clam bake was a new experience entirely. Great piles of wood, long lengths were burned to heat a number of large rocks. When very hot these rocks were covered with seaweed, great barrels of it. The clams in large trap were placed on the seaweed, also potatoes, sweet and irish, tripe and sausage. More seaweed was placed over this and a large canvass placed over the whole. When these things were done, the dinner was served on the lawn at one side of the club house. It was a lovely scene for the affair. At the place where the tables were set the lawn was level, then sloped down toward the sea. Beautiful immense maples and other lovely trees, flowers and shrubs, with the ocean in the background, altogether made a beautiful scene. I have never before seen such an amount of food served at any one or several meals put together and I have never seen people eat so much. First we had large vessels containing clam chowder brought out. The menu as follows:
1. Clam Chowder – crackers
2. Clam – butters
3. Tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, chips
4. Boston brown & white bread
5. Baked clams – potatoes (sweet, Irish)
6. Tripe & sausages – baked
7. Mackerel
8. Trays of broiled lobster
9. Watermelon to waste
10. Soda pop galore.
Everyone jolly and we felt rested and greatly revived by the sea air. Mr. Rice from N.Y. told us of the danger signals sent out by the fire boats on ocean night before on account of fog. The fact that we were from S.L. City spread rapidly. – Retired about 10:30 and certainly ready for beds.

Tuesday, June 25, 1929: (Providence)

We took our time in getting up and dressing. Before I was dressed, was called by a reporter from “The Providence Journal”, said she would like to interview me. Address: Miss Lorania C. King, Providence Journal, Providence, R.I. I was very surprised to receive this telephone call and really wondered what it was all about. She (Miss King) made an appointment to interview me at the hotel at 12:00 noon. She was on the dot keeping her appointment. I told her I didn’t know what it was all about. She said she had heard we were from Salt Lake City and that Ed was a son of Bishop Cannon, wanted to know something about S.L.C. and the beliefs of our people. I told her S.L.C. in the center of much that is interesting, Commercial Club slogan: “S.L.C. center of scenic America”, exodus, pioneers, death of J. Smith, not a new church, but a restored church. J. Smith instrument, was asked if any church similar to ours & told her Catholic claimed unbroken succession etc. Told her we believed we existed before we came and that we ever progress retaining our identities. Asked if we believe in reincarnation. Told her of Book of Mormon and vision. She said she would love to see one and I showed her one. Said she would like to buy one if possible and I promised to send her one. She took my name and address and gave me hers. Miss Lorania C. King, Providence Journal. Said she would like my picture, but was so busy with his ride through Roger Williams Park, Brown University, etc., then dinner and a show, I was not in my room all afternoon and evening, only about five minutes. While on his ride we visited Capitol of R.I. Governor Case received us in reception room, shook hands, noted that I was from SLC and said he had been there. Saw the R.I. Charter in Capitol, an immense library. Prov. Founded by Roger Williams, 1636. A booklet “The Charm of Providence” given us at the Capitol. We aroused quite an interest because of being from S.L.C. Went to a show in evening, after which we had a shower.

Wednesday, June 26, 1929: (Providence)

Pressed clothes and had childrens’ hair cut. Had boy take us onto roof of Hotel Biltmore where there is a fine garden, peach tree, other trees, flowers, shrubs, bear, anteater, monkey, chickens, a radio station, a den beautifully furnished. There are 16 stories in hotel. We were shown on 12 floor a suite of rooms which costs $65 a day to occupy. It was occupied by Lindburgh. Saw bed he slept in. Done mostly in green with bright flowers and birds, a ladies and gent’s bathroom, radio, piano, elegant parlor and gorgeously furnished. Ate luncheon on 15 floor June 25 and 26. Mr. Rice of N.Y. sat with us. Talked of our visit at our house in S.L. Told him of my interview with reporter and he said I surely should have had my picture in paper. Said no one around these parts could get their picture in paper for love nor money unless killed someone. Said would be wonderful advertising. We rested in hotel in afternoon, then went out to dinner after which we bought an Evening Bulletin, the evening edition of the Providence Journal. Took a ride in our car out to Roger Williams Park. I wrote to Mrs. McConkie , then went to bed. An extremely cool night.

Thursday, June 27, 1929: (Providence, Brooklyn)

Decided to cut banquet and ball set for Thurs. eve. and go back to N.Y. Mr. Gibson of Buffalo called before leaving for home, to invite us to be sure to call on her when we were in Buffalo: Mrs. E. D. Gibson, 60 W Balcom, Buffalo, Fillmore 5049 – Tel. No. Mother took children out to breakfast and I went out later. I posted a “Bulletin” to Mrs. McConkie, also sent one airmail night before to John Q. Cannon . Ate lunch with crowd in hotel, Mr. Rice sitting with us again. Finished packing and left Prov. at 10 to 3. Lovely cool ride. Saw a number of destroyers at New London on Thames. Conn. River a large river, fine scenery. Saw a wagon drawn by cows on the road, had regular yokes on necks. Met a taxi driver who told us a short way to Brooklyn and we arrived at 10:30, Sarah and girls waiting up and getting a little worried. She had prepared chickens and had planned on a big meal for us and was a little disappointed. Talked a while and went to bed.

Friday, June 28, 1929: (Harlem, Coney Island, Manhattan)

Went over to New York and took boat trip with Sarah and Dr. Eccles . Went up East River and down Hudson. Harlem R. connects these two. Saw prison, asylum, old men and old ladies homes, boys home, tuberculosis hospital, Rockefeller Institute, hospitals. Saw destroyers, fire boats – all sorts of craft. An unusual array of large vessels on Hudson in dock – being Friday perhaps boats do not sail. Saw Mauritania, fastest boat – about 4 ½ days to Europe. Saw Baltic Leviathan, Norwegian, German, a sister ship to Vestris. Saw many fine yachts – one, Henry Ford owned. Saw hall of fame – old house owned by [Aaron] Burr. Here Washington lived and stayed in N.Y. Near here where Hamilton and Burr fought duel. We ate lunch on the boat. We visited acquarium – then took another boat out into bay through narrows and out into open ocean. Went to Coney Island. The sea was rough and it rained. Stopped until we reached Coney Island. Then the rain came down in torrents. We ate dogs and potatoes. Saw corn in vats & everything else. We went to Sarah’s for dinner, then Ed & children, Marie & Ione went over to Roxy Theatre, largest theater in N.Y. A platform raising, elevating orchestra when desired. An immense orchestra & gorgeous setting. Saw most wonderful picture I have ever seen, “The Four Devils,” a circus picture. Janet Gaynor, the leading lady, Mary Duncan, second. Afterward we walked down Broadway. Saw bright lights. Went to bed, very tired.

Saturday, June 29, 1929: (Manhattan)

We went out with David and Marie, leaving mother home as she felt she would rather remain and rest. First we visited Woolworth Building, the highest building in the world. Were very fortunate to see the “Leviathan” wending way down Hudson & through bay, sailing so beautifully. The Leviathan over two hundred feet longer that Woolworth Building is tall. We saw many boats wending way on waters. Read Cannon worked in this building and we were fortunate to see him. Was very glad to see us, as we were him. Then we visited Metropolitan Museum of Art – saw marvelous paintings. Rosa Bonham’s original “Horse Fair”, beautiful statuary, Egyptian art, sarcophagus, mummy, --?--, gold ---?---, Cellini, A Roman chariot- miniature restoration of Acropolis in original colors, a greek temple, fountain, Miniature of pyramids, etc. Here in basement we ate lunch. We also visited Museum of Natural History – Here Mexican & S. American ruins, gold, --?--, all animals illustrated in nature haunts, whale, etc. We were loath to leave it. We next went to Bronx [zoo], were especially interested in an immense turtle about 400 yrs. old – snakes, rhinoceros & hippotamus. We walked miles during course of day and were completely tired out. After dinner at Sarah’s, we were revived and went over to see Read & Edith . They were very cordial to us, enjoyed our visit with them very much. Got home after twelve. Had just gotten settled when Clarence called from Rochester.

Sunday, June 30, 1929: (Manhattan, Train to Boston)

Slept late – Ed & David & Ted went out to send a telegram to Clarence. (Woolworth Building – Cathedral of Commerce. Highest bldg. in world. Height 792 feet – 60 stones high. Gothic architecture – 12,000 people occupy bldg. Contains 24 high speed elevators that can travel 750 ft. per minute. 3,000 offices. Power plant generates enough energy to supply the requirements of a city of 50,000 pop.) We loafed about Sarah’s – Ed & David went out, then after dinner we spent some time at Dr. Robt. Eccles. We drove in taxi to N.Y. Central Station to take train for Boston. There saw the air ship “Bremen”. In this station constellations in ceiling. Got in berth about 10:30 & train left about 12:00. Billy thrilled with this new experience. I didn’t sleep much all night.

Monday, July 1, 1929: (Boston, Plymouth)

Mother stayed in N.Y. Arrived in Boston 6:40. Took taxi to “Statler” but couldn’t get in, so were directed to Hotel Lincolnshire. Went to Child’s for breakfast, then went on Gray Line bus out to Plymouth, about 55 mi. from Boston on south shore – 80 mi. from Cape Cod by land and 40 by water. A ride through beautiful towns, Weymouth, Ducksberry, Quincy & others. Saw fishing boats – old oaken Bucket – Adams Mansion, John Alden & Priscilla’s home, Miles Standish grave in cemetary where John & Priscilla buried, 4 cannons surround Standish grave. Standish military leader in Plymouth. Saw Plymouth Rock – a fountain over spring where Pilgrim fathers drank – The Pilgrim’s church on exact spot where they built first church. In back on a hill, the graveyard, where it is interesting to read epitaphs. Ate at Samoset Inn – saw hill where a number of pilgrims were buried & later removed to one corner & a sarcophagus built. Saw statue, original of Massasoit by Dallin . Saw Plymouth Museum, relics of Pilgrims, Saw house where O. Wendell Holmes was married, a fine Colonial mansion. Retired early after writing cards.

Tuesday, July 2, 1929: (Brookline, Cambridge, Lexington, Concord, Boston)

At breakfast in Lincolnshire dining room. Went over on bus to Brunswick Hotel where “Blue Line” Tours go from. Took Lexington & Concord Trip. 4 hrs. Boston’s Back Bay, the Fenway (marshland) through Brookline, the wealthiest city in world, one out of every 100 millionaires. We passed through Cambridge, over Charles River. Harvard Square we circled main grounds & buildings of Harvard University. Harvard established 1636 – old home of Pres. Lowell. Passed Christ Church built 1760 used as barracks for Am. Soldiers in 1775. Radcliffe College for women, saw site of Wash. (?)Elm. This tree over 300 years old when cut down in 1923. Crossed down Mass. Ave. & into Arlington. Passed site of Black Horse Tavern. Three members of Committee of Safety spending night here Apr. 18, 1775. Pass exact route of Paul Revere. Same route Gen. Gage’s red coats took on momentous night, April 18 – 19, 1775. Over same route to Lexington the British Column, 800 strong, marched swiftly & silently, hoping to catch patriots off their guard. But all their caution useless. Revere had warned Lexington and Dr. Prescott had aroused Concord. On through Arlington Heights. Passed the Wellington Tablet, where Benj. Wellington first armed man of Revolution was taken. He rearmed himself however and later appeared at fight at Lexington Green. Passed East Lexington branch of Public Library where Emerson occasionally preached. Home of Jonathan Harrington, last survivor of Battle of Lexington, Munroe Tavern. Lexington Green – scene of Battle of Lexington. On this Green stands bronze statue of Capt. Parker of the Minutemen. Old Revolutionary Monument erected by state in 1799. In vault back of this monument are remains of those who fell in the battle. Parker Boulder, where the Minutemen were lined up, inscribed with the words, “Stand your ground; don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.” Buckman Tavern – a rendezvous of the minutement, a mark for British bullets. Jonathan Harrington Home opposite the Green, as it stood at time of battle. Jonathan Harrington was wounded in battle of Lexington Green, dragged himself to door of his home, and died at this wife’s feet. The first Normal School in America started with three pupils. Then to Hancock-Clark House, where John Hancock and Samuel Adams, on whose heads had been placed a bounty, were sleeping the night before the battle, and were awakened by Revere. Now on through a beautiful country road to Concord, the world famous town where was fired by the farmers “the shot heard around the world”. The Old North Bridge where minute men made their stand, now so peaceful & beautiful. The “Old Manse” immortalized by Hawthorne. Grapevine Cottage (home of originator of Concord grapes) and Parent Vine. Hawthorne’s Wayside – at one time occupied by the Alcotts but better known as home of Hawthorne after his return from Europe. Orchard House (home of Louisa May Alcott). Here she wrote “Little Women” which turned the tide of family fortunes. A beautiful setting – heavily wooded at back. The school of philosophy on lot where her father taught some of men who later became farmers in this section. Home of Ralph Waldo Emerson. First Parish Meeting House, the meeting place of first Provincial Congress. Monument Square, Concord Elm and Burial Hill. John Fisk’s home – Emerson’s home Olie Bull. The Old Manse, where Emerson wrote “Nature”. In 1842 N. Hawthorne brought his young bride to Old Manse where they spent 4 happy yrs. “Mosses from an Old Manse” written in this Concord House. This house built 10 yrs before the battle at Concord. Battle ground & graves of British soldiers. The wooded lane beyond “Old Manse” leads to scene of battle at Old North Bridge. This battle ground stands for more than any other in America. Emerson’s verse, which appears on the magnificent statue of “The Minute Man”, reads—
“By the rude bridge that arched to flood
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled.
Here once the embattled farmers stood
And fired the shot heard ‘round the world’.”
Saw beautiful Lake Walden, made famous by Thoreau, through Watertown and Waltham to Cambridge. At Waltham boys & girls make faces and hold hands all day long.. “Elmswood” home to James Russell Lowell. Mary Baker Eddy Memorial, in Mr. Auburn Cemetary, also burial place of Longfellow. Longfellow’s home on Brattle St., built by John Vassall, a Tory, in 1759. In 1775 & 1776 it was occupied by Washington as his headquarters during the siege of Boston. Longfellow lived here until his death. Mass. Institute of Technology. Ate lunch at a little tavern, returned to Boston in time to take the 2 o’clock trip - “Ancient & Modern Boston”. We saw – Boston Nat. Hist. Museum, Daylight Bldg., Pioneer Subway, Library, Theatre District, Hotel Touraine, Site Home J. Quincy Adams, Masonic Temple, Boston Common, First Keith’s Theatre. Churches – Old Granary. Graves – Paul Revere, J. Hancock, victims of Boston Massacre, Parents of Benjamin Franklin, etc., Samuel Adams, Father of Am. Revolution. Peter Faneuil who presented Faneuil Hall to city. New Parker House. Kings Chapel & burial grounds. Graves – Gov. Winthrop, Endicott & Shirley, Mary Chilton & others. City Hall – Dan. Webster’s Office. Site home John Hancock. Old Green Dragon Tavern, secret meeting place, Sons of Liberty. Haymarket Square where Jenny Lind sang. City Square where Revere started ride. Site home John Harvard. Bunker Hill Monument – on Breed’s Hill. Little child about 5 recited as bus about to leave. “The Constitution” Old Ironsides in process of being rebuilt. Christ Church – Custom House, Boston Slums. Copps Hill, “Old North Church” – 1723, Charter House of Massachusetts, Site home of Robert Newman, who hung signal lights for Revere. Site of shop Solomon Levi, Faneuil Hall – Cradle of Liberty, Old State House, Site Boston Massacre 1776, Financial District, Franklin’s birthplace, Boston’s new business district. Took boat S.S. Boston at 5 p.m. for N.Y., a beautiful boat accommodating over 900 passengers besides crew. Ate our dinner in beautiful dining room. Watched on upper deck until we were almost out of Cape Cod Canal. A beautiful sunset, and in a section wonderful for summer vacations. Retired about 10:30. A wind came up and boat rocked a great deal after getting on open water.

Wednesday, July 3, 1929: (Central Park, West Point, Albany)

Got up & watched boat go down East River. Docked in Hudson at 7:30 o’clock. Arrived at Sarah’s and got our belongings together. Started at 10:00 o’clock – Reading 60 ---(?)--. Traffic out of N.Y. not at all bad. Drove through Central Park and up beautiful district along Hudson Palisades. Passed Peekskill where Dora was visiting. Scenery wonderful, heavily timbered mountians. Crossed Bear Mt. Bridge, only Highway crossing of Hudson south of Albany. Visited West Point on left of Hudson – Street after Street, gray rock buildings, built tier after tier – A decided bend in Hudson at West Point. Went in beautiful Chapel with stained art glass windows. Many old flags hung up here. Saw stadium by the reservoir. A wonderful dense forest on each side on W. P. Reservation. A picturesque stone wall as we neared Bear Mt. Ed said in this section he was reminded of scenery along “The Rhine” in Germany. Passed by N. Y. Military Academy. Ate at Newburgh 3 o’clock. After leaving Newburgh we saw the first orchards we had seen east – pears, & great tracts of grapes & red currants. Catskill a very pretty hilly place. (Very cool up Hudson.) A marvelous ride to Albany, fine roads & fine scenery. Arrived at 6:45 & registered at DeWitt Clinton Hotel to await Clarence’s coming. 10 p.m. still noisy on account of an affair at Hotel. Heard chimes all night playing patriotic hymns, etc. Bells (60) in City Hall tower facing Capitol cost $65,000 by popular subscription, Municipal Carrilon, Singing Tower. Fireworks all about us all night. Went to bed and were awakened from our first sleep by telephone. Clarence arrived about midnight after a long day of driving. We talked for some time then retired.

Thursday, July 4, 1929: (Albany, Fair Haven and South Royalton, Vermont)

Got up at about 8:30. Ate breakfast in Hotel DeWitt Clinton facing N. Y. Capitol. This capitol has no dome. Very cold & had been raining when ready to leave, 12:15. Fireworks at our heels. Passed through Schenectedy. Crossed large bridge over River Mohawk. Saratoga Springs, pretty place, famous resort, for miles through stretches of forest and near mts. Many picnic parties at tables under trees. (Black-eyed susans.) Glens Falls – good looking town. From here, are soon to cut over to Hudson Falls. Passed by barge canal, part of Erie Canal system. Coming into Adirondacks. Passed locks on Erie Barge Canal, from Lake Champlain Canal. (Battle Mt. 1779) Rolling green landscape, mountains on each side. Passed through Whitehall, a town in mts. Country here a picture. It looks like May instead of July. Very rolling ground ----?----- mts. Green small open & large open stretches, wild flowers. More cows in this section. Passed into Vermont about 3:15 p.m. Fair Haven, Vt. – Fair Haven on odd town, open space in center of town, very pretty residential section, light paint on houses. Much slate in evidence here. Very cloudy & had been raining. Winding up through Green Mts., a border of shasta daisies on each side of road for miles as if had been planted – also interspersed with stems of tall blue flowers, darker than bluebells. Green everywhere, pink clover & yellow flowers in fields. Marble quarries in Rutland, Vt. (Within 5 mi. of Plymouth here – Coolidge’s home.) A marble library, high school. For miles we wind through mts., forests of pines & other evergreens around Rutland. Passed beautiful waterfall. Marble foundations seen here. Vermont Marble Co. A new marble church. Branched off onto a real mt. road & creek, below Maple Syrup signs. Lodges & cottages. Wonderful mt. country, buttercups, daisies, henna colored flowers, acres of Boston Ferns under trees on mts. & below road. Miles through mts. Woodstock in mts. Saw a covered bridge like a long house over river. Wonderful reservoir. Woodstock lumber mills. At this point quite a town. Lovely white frame houses with dark green shutters. White R. bridge. Little park & Woodstock Inn, a wonderful Inn with immense verandas, library, church, stores. Went on to a beautiful stretch where trees met overhead in road & ferns on edges of road. Beautiful cemetaries here & there. Wonderful panoramas from high places, in sections. Came to R.R. junction in mts. We have followed White River for miles. White River Junction. (Lindburgh here for 4th.) Ate dinner July 4th at White River at Hotel Coolidge. Traveled on up canyon & White River to South Royalton, Joseph Smith’s birthplace. Memorial cottage.

Friday, July 5, 1929: [10303 Reading] (South Royalton, Vermont; Lebanon, New Hampshire; Montpelier, Vermont)

Bro. Smith, a son of Kimball woman & Joseph F. in charge of home. Smiths are very cordial fine people. When we arrived it was about 8 in evening. Colored lights and Japanese lanterns strung on beautiful lawns. A 4th of July celebration taking place. Bro. & Sis. Smith made us feel perfectly free to stay for night & join in celebration. Very cool. Played games on lawn, had fireworks and refreshments. A wedding presented by crowd to bride & groom. Bride of 40 yrs. old, had been engaged 15 yrs., & the man being a caretaker on Smith Farm. These people who gathered were not members of Church, had been very diffident in past, but were friendly and looked forward to these gatherings. Some of them Mormons at heart. One couple applied for baptism, but wanted it done at night. This not granted. Said would wait until braver and able to stand criticism. These same people several years ago petitioned against selling any ground to our church. Junius F. Wells prayed very earnestly that their hearts would be turned as they gradually were. Getting monument to spot where stands was a hard undertaking. Top piece of polished granite, supposed to be largest or tallest piece of polished granite in U.S. & possibly in world. Taken from Barre, Vt. It represents in shaft, age of Joseph Smith at time of his death, 38 ft. (Ponds of waterlilies here.) “If any of ye lack wisdom” etc. also testimony of Joseph Smith. Ate breakfast with Smith family – oatmeal, milk, boiled eggs, biscuits, jelly, maple syrup. Had prayers, Ed prayed, and indulged in interesting conversation at breakfast table. Bro. Smith told of Lulu Loveland Shepard, told of her visit to the cottage, how she trembled for fear of being turned out bodily from land. Invited in and actions meek. Mrs. Smith told of encounter with Mrs. Shepard & how in Boston the lies she told only caused people to seek truth, how she talked for two hours to people to tell truth. Mrs. Smith told of experience in S. Royalton village with Mrs. Shepard – how she was insulted by her & how indignant her neighbors were at this, how they tried to console her. (Saw old school where J. Smith Sr. taught.) After breakfast we wandered over farm, took pictures from hill, picked wild flowers & ate wild strawberries. Saw grove of maple trees where the sap is gathered & saw how it is done. It takes a gal. of sap to make one gal. of syrup, working it a very particular process. Bro. Nat. Tanner had been here just before we were. Over 600 visitors to farm since May. A minister from Christian Church of Provo, a visitor. Another minister & wife who became alarmed when wife became so interested, saying “Why I’m a Mormon, I never believed what you preached anyway.” How he hustled her away. Man came, took out watch & said he had two hrs to listen to all Mrs. Smith would tell. Rose of Sharon, beautiful wild rose, same we saw at Provo. Cutest crow & cat, children played with also geese. A marvelous garden spot. We left about noon. Passed in few minutes over Conn. River into New Hampshire. Lebanon first town where Smith family moved after leaving Sharon. Lovely streams of clear water in this section, a wonderful lake. Devil’s paint brushed in great fields, henna color, buttercups, farms. Dorchester, Groton, N.H. where grandmother Webb was born. Raining. Rumney Village. A fine paved road, mt., river, woods – more open country. Arrived Plymouth, N.H. at 2:45. Pemiquassett, arr. at 1:45 Stan. time. A wonderful inn, a fine lunch. More open stretches, higher mts., wider valleys, one tier & another of mts. Many lovely inns & camps, cottages, covered bridges. Woodstock – quite a town. Eskimo dog team ranches. Bear skins for sale. White Mts. of N.H. Indian Head figures – Old man Pines & high trees. Dense forest. Maples & fruit trees, pines. Creeks falling over rocks. Beginning to see higher mts. & some rocky places then. A large lake in mts. – resort, more lakes. Echo Lake on top of divide. This scenery grand. Wonderful golf course on tope of mts. Marvelous country, Twin Mts., N.H. Back in Vermont. Drove 216 mi. Jul. 5. Montpelier – Capitol Bldg. of marble. Stayed all night in Burlington, Vt. Hotel Sherwood.

Saturday, July 6, 1929: Burlington, Vt. [1059 mileage] (Lake Champlain, Lake Placid, New York)

Ate breakfast in coffee shop in hotel. On border of Lake Champlain. Took ferry across Lake Champlain – 1 hr. ride. Landed Port Douglas [Port Kent ?] in N.Y. Few minutes ride to Ausable Chasm & River Falls. Large Inn here at the falls and many tourists with cars. Ausable R. flows down through Adirondacks into Lake Champlain. Falls 80 ft. into Chasm, which is two miles long and can be explored – steps to go down, crossed a bridge over Ausable River. On through beautiful valley, stream near by, pine trees on mts.: now have gone over 4000 mi. Villages & small towns, places for tourists. A fox farm. On into higher mts., dense forest, high & berry (?) pines, maples. Now in “The Adirondack Forest” camping ground – fireplaces, High Falls Gorge. A stream more like our mt. streams flowing over rocks. Mts. very high in places – very very beautiful. Ausable R. runs through here. More camp grounds. Came to open space. Wonderful golf linx, ski jumps, winter resort. Lake Placid. All summer and winter sports. 58 tennis courts, 25 mi. of bridle paths, 12 golf courses. Miles of trout streams, miles of lake fishing, mile high mts. Accommodations for 5000 people. Very exclusive – for wealthy people. A flower garden of nature here – daisies, buttercups, devil paintbrushes growing in tall grass on hills. More ski jumps out onto lake. Churches, amusements, hotels, beautiful homes, Inn after Inn. Club houses. White pine, scotch pine trees. Free camping quarters in acres (?). More lakes, large hospital. A paradise all through for miles. R.R. winds through. Saranac Lake – Boats on lovely lake. A city of Adirondacks. Fine homes. Business district large. Large lakes. Brilliant wild flower gardens, a forest tree nursery. Lake Clear – A large beautiful lake. N.Y. state fish hatchery. Upper Saranac Lake – golf, center of Adirondacks. Lake after lake & private roads heading through trees to camps. A clearing – a glacial moraine. U.S. Veterans Hospital on large tract of ground. Many bldgs. Tupper Lake Village. Quite a town. Paper mills. Ate at Iriquois Grill in Iriquois Hotel. Great hedges of wild raspberries. Lake, dense forest. Cranberry Lake – very large. Cranberry Village.
Star Lake – Golf course, village.
Oswegatchie R.R., village
Landscape changes – meadows, ills.
Gouverneur. Country widens out, more open still. Hay land, cows.
Gouverneur – Largest town for some time, since leaving Burlington. Antwerp, Theresa,
Alexandria Bay – 1000 Islands. Can ferry from here to Canada. We drove down from busy section and ferried over from Fishers Ferry to a large island in the river (9 by 5 mi). Spent night at one of Rochester cottages. Large houses, fine beds, baths, etc. Kids played with little yellow cat. Rained during night.

Sunday, July 7, 1929: (Palmyra, Rochester)

Arose at 6:00. Ate breakfast in dining room. Took a speedboat around 1000 Islands. Elegant homes, castles, flower gardens, rocks, beautiful trees. River very high, higher than for years. Many homes & boat landings partially under water. Especially on Canadian side. Am. Flags flying on grounds and on yachts. Five speed boats. On boat we were with people from Rochester. Had friendly conversation with the lady – Mrs. Arthur S. Light, 29 Cobbs Hill Dr., Rochester, N.Y. Interested when they learned I was from Utah. She turned to tell her husband and he immediately asked if I knew Brigham Y. Said my relatives were pioneers. (Bridge connecting U.S. and Canada between 2 islands. Lager ale signs.) Said her father-in-law helped in the installation of heat in our tabernacle. Told her SLC & Utah worthwhile visiting. Gave her my card and told her would be glad to do something for her should she visit SL. Reciprocated by giving me her card and good will in Rochester. Then asked if I were a Mormon. Said she had heard a woman preaching against us. I told her she falsified and she said she was glad of stories were mot true, for she hated to judge not knowing. When landed she said she hoped to see me again. I replied that she very likely would and that she perhaps would hear from me if I found something interesting to tell her. Told her earlier that I might tell her some interesting things if I had time. Left boat at 10:00 & went to our car. Passed through farming section – more hay that had seen in east. Passed through Watertown, on through open country, farm lands. Mannsville – Raining quite hard. Pulaski – cows & wonderful farm lands. Stopped raining. Mexico, N.Y. New Haven Village. Oswego – saw Lake Ontario from here. Wolcott – loads of pie cherries. Williamson – turn south here to Palmyra. More showers. White lilies in woods, like Easter Lilies, varied fruits & garden stuff. Ate dinner at the “Palmyra Inn”. Drove on to Hill Cumorah. Cumorah cut in grass on top of hill, seen from street. Board on hill saying:
The Hill Cumorah
Property of Church of Jesus Christ of L. D. S.
(tells of plates being translated by gift & power of God.)
On gas station reads:
Cumorah (Mormon) Hill
On Sept. 22, 1827 J. Smith obtained from this hill gold plates containing the true origin of the Am. Indians. See book of
Mormon & compare with recent archaeological discoveries of
Cumorah Farm across street having rooms for tourists. Walked on hill in rain. Saw family of skunks. One shot at Dr. Bean. Hit his coat and face. Went over to farm where Joseph Smith lived when had the vision, saw room where angel appeared to him. Saw room where translation was commenced – visited grove, and saw fence where he fell. Mutual night here & invited to stay, but Clarence wanted to go on to Rochester. Went out to Palmyra. Traveled along by Erie Canal for some distance, also saw barges on it today. Stayed at Hotel Rochester.

Monday, July 8, 1929: (Rochester, New York)

Had a fine night’s rest. Got clothes in shape and spent morning in rooms. Went to lunch in coffee shop of Hotel Rochester, had a fine lunch. Clarence drove us in our car out to Mrs. Hollister’s where we spent the afternoon. The children very much taken with lively English Setter by name of Bixie, a wonderful dog. Clarence took Mrs. Hollister’s son, Ralph, and all of us out in country to eat dinner at “The Blarney Stone”. (St. Joseph lilies plentiful here.) Hollisters were very lovely to us, as also was Clarence. Delightfully cool. Needed coats at night.

Tuesday, July 9, 1929: (Fort Niagara, Niagara Falls)

Clarence came to hotel to tell us goodbye. Ate in coffeeette at R. Hotel. Left Rochester at 10:10. Wrote Carrie & Dr. [William T. Cannon ?] Passed by Eastman Kodak plant. Loads of cherries, gardens, orchards & farm lands. On to Fort Niagara on Lake Ontario. Saw point where river comes into Lake O. Drove to old fort, had good view of Lake Ontario – old, old huts. Old castle. This house – “The Castle of Ft. Niagara” built by French, 1726, approximately on site occupied by LaSalle, 1678. Taken by British, 1759, held by them as base of warfare on Am. Frontier during Revolutionary War. First occupied by U.S. Aug. 11, 1796, retaken by British Dec. 9, 1812, coming finally May 22, 1815 under flag of U.S. A bronze tablet on house. Queer old shutters. This castle built by French as a fur trading station, roughly hewn oak boards, stone floors & walls. Canada very close across river. A newer section where soldier boys in training were engaged. Youngstown just out of fort. Rode up east bank of Niagara River – Canada on other side. City of Niagara Falls. Went on “Maid of Mist”. Mother wouldn’t go. A wind and cloudy. Drove across bridge to Goat Island & drove around it. Then crossed into Canada. Ate lunch at “Tower Inn” operated by Canadian National Electric Railways. Wrote cards to Kimballs, Norma , McConkies. Took rooms at Hotel Clifton overlooking Falls – Saw lights play on Falls, walked around and retired. Bought fine English rum & butter toffee.

Wednesday, July 10, 1929: (Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Kirtland and Dover, Ohio)

Ate at Tower Inn – Drove up & down river. Drove along river through beautiful Q. Victoria Park seeing rapids, boats wrecked. Followed Canadian side down to Peace Bridge along Niagara River. Crossed Peace Bridge over River where it comes out of Lake Erie. Bridge into Buffalo, built to commemorate 100 years peace between U.S. & Canada. Built by citizens efforts in Canada & U.S. Went to call on Dr. Getman, then to his home. Mrs. Getman in East Eden – Mrs. Lancey in Detroit. Called at Mrs. Gibson’s, but not home. Rochester residential section very beautiful. Policemen wear white suits & hats. Waited while line of barges went under bridge on Erie Canal. Rode along Erie Canal past Athol Springs. Ate in Silver Creek Restaurant. Yellow brick tourist houses. Loads of grapes. Many cherries, currants, garden stuff. A change in scenery from Eastern N.Y. Speedometer 11111. Passed N.Y. & Pennsylvania line at 5:35 D.S. time. Following Lake Erie all way. Reached Erie, Pa at 6:03. Crossed Ohio line 7:03 D.S.T.
Ashtabula. Geneva – Prettier through here than for sometime today. Man in service station said that been raining here for some time. All day weather has been marvelous, even very cool when we have stopped, yet sun shining brightly & atmosphere clear. Painesville, a very pretty place, more trees & shrubs. 5 miles from Painesville turned off for Kirtland. Hilly, beautiful & green. Temple on hill, cemetary across street to side. Old home of Sidney Rigdon across street. Three of streets names same as of old – Joseph, Whitmer, Rigdon. Three stories in temple. Pulpits in both ends on two stories. One end for Aaronic, one for Mechizedek Priesthood. We drove on to Cleveland. A wonderful drive in cool air. Cleveland Hotel, a beautiful structure with high tower & dome well lighted – a large statue in center and built around it. Stayed all night in suburb of Cleveland called Dover. With Mrs. Frank Barley. Ted & Bill had to sleep on floor. Drove 245 mi. Didn’t start until nearly noon.

Thursday July 11, 1929: [11262 Reading] (LaGrange and South Bend, Indiana)

Had to go back a distance owing to faulty markings of road by Auto Association. National Tube Co. – Lorain, O. 10:00 Ate breakfast at Antler Hotel in Lorain, a nice place, good food. Elyria – wearing our coats this a.m. Still going along Lake Erie. The first peach orchard we have seen east – Elbertas. Resorts on lake – Linwood Park. Sandusky – crossed Sandusky Bay, Lake Erie. Put-in Bay – Grain fields, orchards, gardens, not so many trees as we have seen. Toledo – 2:40 D.S.T. Leave lake here & take No. 2 to Chicago. Delta – Katch-a-bite – Bar-B-Q. Flat ordinary country. Farming section. Stopped in Bryan, got ice cream, chips, pretzels. Got paint on mother’s & Ted’s coats. Entered Indiana 5 to 5. Waterloo, Ind. LaGrange – arrived here. Stopped at “Hoosier Tavern Hotel”. Saw many uprooted trees & learned that there had been a terrible cyclone here a week ago, not lasting long but very severe. Just after leaving LaGrange we got into a severe rain storm, got so dark, had to turn on auto lights, a weird effect all about. Had been cloudy all afternoon. Spent night in South Bend, Ind. at home – Mrs. LaHomedieu, 213 E. Monroe. Rode 268 mi. today.

Friday, July 12, 1929: [R. 11531] (South Bend, Chicago, Illinois)

Ate breakfast at 8 at Smith’s Cafeteria, South Bend, Ind. Saw Singer Electric Sewing Machine Factory. Studebaker proving ground. Michigan City, 35 mi. S. Bend. Windsor Chair Factory. Prison. Gary, Ind. – Sign “Lose a minute & Save a life”. Steel companies through this section & Sheet & tube companies. Immense oil refining co., Standard Oil Co. in Whiting, Ind. Chicago – Billy wants to see cows get their beans cut off. Visited stock yards, Armour’s Packing Plant, the largest in the world. Ted said once was enough. We saw pigs, cows & sheep killed. Armours, besides canned meats and meat products, make cheese, deal in eggs and make preserved fruits and fresh fruits. Went to Morrison Hotel – got cleaned up & rode out on bus around Lake Michigan and on Sheridan Drive. Ate at a cafeteria out on Sheridan Drive. Went on bus back to Lincoln Park – visited zoo. Then came back to town where we found Mr. Davenport had called us. Wrote some them went to bed, planned to meet Mrs. Davenport in morning for trip to Marshall Fields.

Saturday, July 13, 1929: (Chicago, Sterling, Illinois)

Cloudy. Ate breakfast in Morrison Hotel. Mrs. Davenport met us & visited then went to see Marshall Fields & Scott Pirie & Cook. Went in taxi to Davenport Taylor Co. where we met Ed & Mr. Davenport, then went to lunch at Midana Athletic Club, Masonic social organization, a marvelous bldg. costing 9 ½ million dollars, 48 stories high – marble, elegant decorative art glass & furnishings. In reception room pillars, each one costing $23,000, imported from England. Elegant green & gold draperies in main dining room. Many other dining rooms, parlors for men & ladies. Rode with Davenports, saw Field museum, stadium. Left Chicago 4:30. Beautiful & extensive farms, especially corn, between Chicago and DeKalb. Bought apples, grapes & lemons in DeKalb. Fine paved road. Beautiful immense stretches of corn, grain here & there. Comparatively flat country. Rochelle – Midwest Canning Co. – asparagus, peas, corn. Del Monte – great asparagus fields. Ashton, Ill. – gas & oil. In country between here & just out of Chicago it has been raining very hard, from looks of ground. Lovely trees here & there, loads of hollyhocks. Dixon, quite a large town. Crossed Rock River here. Sterling – quite a town – people busy shopping here Saturday night 7:15. Very pretty place. Fine homes, trees, shrubs, a beautiful sunset. Stayed all night in Morrison – took all three rooms upstairs to avoid being bothered by others. Man here said he had never seen a heavier rain than was experienced here today. Told of cyclones 2 wks. Ago.

Sunday, July 14, 1929: [Reading 761] (Clinton, Cedar Rapids and Ames, Iowa; Council Bluffs, Nebraska)

Started 6:30 Standard time. Fulton last town in Ill. Crossed Mississippi River here over into Iowa. – Toll Bridge. Ate at Traveler’s Inn, Clinton. This is a hotel and eating place. More flat longer stretches. Clarence showed effects of a cyclone. Immense trees uprooted & split. Loads of pigs. Driven 95 mi. this a.m. Cedar Rapids, Ia. at 9:30. A pretty place. Cedar River, Quaker Oats. Very cloudy now. A terrible storm cloud ahead. In the storm, a terrible thunder storm. Our car refused to go. Carburetor flooded, explosion. 11899. Stopped for some time. Heat of engine must have cleared up trouble, for after a time could start the engine. Great lakes of water everywhere, water coming down streets in torrents. Very deep on pavement in places. After some time Billy remarked, “We’re not killed, thank goodness.” Ed surely got his temper up here, reached climax for temper as far as I have known him. Man at garage said that cyclones never come until after about two o’clock, generally after heat of day & always come from a south west direction. To avoid a cyclone go northwest or west. Reached Tama & here at this station same fellow who told us about cyclones told us this was an ordinary storm. Passed 2 drenched Indian girls smiling. Passed Indian camp, huts made of bark. Struck 5 mi. of gravel road after leaving Tama, just before reaching Marshalltown. Ate dinner in coffee shop of Pilgrim Hotel, Marshalltown. 25 mi. of gravel road to Ames. Arrived 3:15. Saw Ames Agricultural College, very large and wonderful grounds. Custer’s battlefield on Ames grounds. Boone – 17.2 mi. from Ames. Crossed a river [ Des Moines River]. Ogden, Ia – struck pavement out of here. Grand Junction – 1600 people. Stopped raining here. Jefferson – 4:30. Scranton – 5:00. Still paved road & no rain. Ralston – end of pavement. Midway – Cabins, camp. Carroll, Ia. – 5:25. Pavement in this town. A number of tourist camps. Beautiful green rolling hills, corn fields, grain, etc. Pigs, cattle, number of sheep. Have been on U.S. 30, Lincoln Highway, for miles, since west of Chicago. Manilla, Ia. – fine gravel & dirt road before getting to Manilla & after to Denison. Before reaching Denison from high road saw miles around rolling hill country. Saw Denison built on hills. Still very cloudy. Pavement in Denison. Arion – R.R. station. Dow City, the biggest little town in world. Struck 8 mi. bad detour --?—but had dried sufficiently for us to pass until so terrible(?). Had not rained since yesterday here. Dunlop – we struck pavement at end of bad detour spoken of. Logan. Missouri Valley – Encountered bluffs. Ride through bluffs as in canyon. Encounter thunder storms. Arrived at Council Bluffs about 9:30 & obtained rooms in Ogden Hotel, an old fashioned place, but good beds – cost us $4.00. Drove 400 mi. today.

Monday, July 15, 1929: [12170 R.] (Council Bluffs, Omaha, Cambridge)

Arose and found it generally cloudy. Had rained a good deal during night. Council Bluffs has street cars & is quite a town, rather slow. Ate breakfast at 8:00 in Goodrich Hotel Coffee Shop. Had car drained here. Man said not much historically around here but beer & booze. Crossed toll bridge – Missouri River, into Omaha – foggy. Visited Mr. Cook, 1111 Farnum Street, Omaha & had visit. Then visited Stamp Company across street, met Mr. ----- and Mr. -------. Mr. Cook told us there were 3 ft. of water in baseball grounds yesterday. Took us out to his beautiful home & grounds and met his wife. Very cordial. Ak-Sar-Ben Field in Omaha outskirts – stadium. Left Omaha 11:30. On pavement. Beautiful rolling country, green corn fields, yellow grain fields, wonderful barns, usually painted red. Left pavement at Platte River. 35 mi. west of Omaha more flat. Wahoo. Lincoln, Neb. 1:05. Ate lunch in Annex Café. Have made a hospital of Bryan’s home, 20 mi. south of Lincoln. (Hotel Tall Corn) Ia. Kans. (Corn Hasher Hotel) Paved for short way out of Lincoln, then gravel. Flat country. Milford – Blue River (on Hwy 6) we crossed. Clouds started to break. Friend – sun shining. Fairmont – All through we notice great fields of corn & cut grain. Flat country. Grain being threshed. Lucerne, alfalfa. Fine gravel to here. Hastings – pavement. A lot drier here. Lawns even burning in places. First Conoco station on our way home. The cleanest restroom, basin, good water & drinking cups. Hastings State Hospital – fine grounds. Miles of grain either being threshed or ready, also good deal of corn. Many windmills here & Billy said, “These are automatic windmills.” Holdredge – Oil checked 6:45. Has been no rain around here for a week & only a little then. Paved here in the town. Atlanta – more uninteresting country. Land not fertile, barren stretches. A detour perfectly dry now, but clay & hilly. Steep hills would be very dangerous if wet. Houses miles apart here. Edison. At Arapahoe we struck gravel again & good roads. A beautiful sunset. A prosperous farming community again. A little hilly again. Cambridge – a nice town. Took rooms here. Went down to baker’s shop & ate some sandwiches & drinks. The night was the hottest we have encountered. We drove 298 mi. today.

Tuesday, July 16, 1929: (McCook, Greeley, Estes Park, Colorado)

Left Cambridge at 7:15 – Read 12469. Had breakfast in Keith’s Café & Bakery. Really started on way at 7:40. Still on U.S. 38, covered wagon trail, dirt road. Bartley – dirt – some gravel in road. Very poor road – chuckly – dirt. Indianola – here we struck gravel, road improved. McCook – 8:35. Driven 28 mi. Quite a town, paved roads. Have driven 6000 mi. Saw first sugar beets coming west. Turtle in road. Very dry through here. Beverly (?) – gravel road stops here, graded dirt road. Palisade – very dry country. A catalpa grove. Wauneta – terribly dry here & shrubbery all dusty. Barren & rolling, some grain fields – looks a little like Wyoming. A most terrible stretch of loose road, under construction, center high, deep on each side, road drops on one side. Perfectly flat country. Car started to sway – a puncture. Snow on mountain (?) (is this a plant?) growing wild here. Stopped at Imperial to get our tire fixed. In Colorado 12:15 or 11:15 U.S. time [Mtn. Time]. Change time at McCook. Harvesting galore in Western Nebraska & Eastern Colorado. For miles country has been about as flat as can be, almost treeless, one here & there, houses far apart. Holyoke, Col. – a larger place than we have seen for some time, quite a R.R. town, typically western. Haxtun. Fleming, Col. – a desolate town, no trees. Houses miles apart here. Great dry farms, corn, grain, cattle. Land hilly, wild, desolate. (in natural haunts) Encountered a herd of buffalo (no hunting). Rolling country. As we drove out of hills a green section met our gaze. Crossed South Platte Creek. Numbers of steers in feeding yards. Sterling – nice town, awake. Had good lunch at Hotel Annex. Ed inquired at Chamber of Commerce of roads. Left Sterling 2:30, paved road. Typical west – trees, clouds, atmosphere, general appearance like our west. Merino – crossed South Platte. Beautiful landscape, trees, blue sky, lovely clouds, some gravel to Brush. Brush – a nice little up-to-date town. Pavement, potatoes, alfalfa, sugar beets, fine farms, trees. Fort Morgan – lovely large trees, fine homes, pretty town. A few mi. out another puncture. Had it fixed at a small station. Our --?—day with 2 punctures in one day after 6000+ mi. and only one. A detour on sandy road. Now approaching mts. Miles of cattle ranches. Fine farming land near Greeley again. Road up until now from Fort Morgan poor but we struck pavement out of Greeley for short way – gravel for way then pavement in Greeley. Greeley – a pretty place. Drove on to Estes Park. Wonderful scenery – real perpendicular rocks – peculiar tan & green – swift volume of water. Stayed at National Hotel, a lovely place.

Wednesday, July 17, 1929: [12817] (Rocky Mountain Nat’l Park, Steamboat Springs, Craig, Colorado)

Ate breakfast at hotel. Walked about and Ted had shoes fixed. Started at 10:00. Saw a deer leap wire fence. Rocky Mt. Nat’l Park – climbed up & up in snow and streams, 10560 ft. elevation. At this elevation met 30 fellows on horses in cowbow outfits riding down mountain. Now 11,290 ft. Snow with sun on it hurts our eyes. Long solid stretches & deep embankments of snow. Reach source of stream above timberline. Immense banks of snow. A road cut through 10 ft. banks of snow on each side. Elevation 11,797 ft. at summit. In very tops of mts. – snow in all mts. around. Two rivers have source here – La Poudre & Thompson Rivers. Cold up here. Pines here very stunted. Lake. Continental Divide at Milner Pass. Ate at an Inn. Went over to Grand Lake, a beautiful lake. Hot Sulpher Springs – Grand River now Colorado River Gorge & railroad, on & on through mts. Rabbit Ear Pass, 9680 ft. Snow all about. A beautiful sight. Pines & greens. Points to Rabbit Ear Buffalo Park. Elegant clumps of Columbine. Marvelous scenery. Routt National Forest. Steamboat Springs. Got gas. Moffit Tunnel. Started for Craig. R.R. comes through Moffit Tunnel to Craig. (Bear River) Road fine until we reached about 9 mi. from Craig then ran across some adobe mud. Car went into groove against hil and we walked through mud to farm house while Ed got car out. Name of people [blank space]. We stayed at house until people had eaten then boy there help us up with load. Roads had dried off a lot & reached three miles to gravel very easily. Spent night in Craig. This is terminal of Denver S.L. R.R. Drove 186 mi. today.

Thursday, July 18, 1929: [13004] (Jensen, Green River, Vernal)

Ate breakfast at “Good Eats Café”. Left Craig at 8:07. Gas, oil. Really left at 8:20. Vernal 134 mi. Maybell – 90 mi. to Jensen. Winding way through hills. Bear River [Yampa River] winding up to Green River. Store. Have come miles through hills. Utah line 11:40. Chinese Wall. Jensen. (?) Arrived Vernal – 2 o’clock. Ate lunch at Commercial Hotel.
Salt Lake 190
Ft. Duchesne 25
Roosevelt 33
Myton 44
Duchesne 65
Heber 141

Mrs. Gilbert Smith
White Marsh
Balt. Co., Md.

M. E. McDeVitt
292 River Ave.
Lakewood, N.J.
“The Lawrence”
(Margaret McDevitt)

Mrs. LaHomedieu
213 E. Monroe
South Bend, Ind.

I sent Aug. 15, a letter to Miss Loraine King, enclosing speeches of Nephi L. Morris & James H. Anderson in Sat. News of Aug. 10 bearing on Book of Mormon & prophecies.

Laundry sent at Biltmore
Ted Billy
1 green waist 1 Doltue (?)
1 light waist 1 linen
1 brown waist 1 brown
3 collars 1 green suit
1 pajamas

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