• July 26.—Left St. Joseph. Started on the plains about ten miles out. The plains here are simply prairie.
  • July 27. Crossed the Nebraska line about 180 miles from St. Joseph. Here we saw the first Jack Rabbit. They have larger legs bodies, longer legs and longer ears than our rabbits.
  • July 28. Saw first prairie wolf, and first antelope., and first prairie dogs and villages. Also came in sight of the long range of Sand Hills. 2 P.M. Timber of Platte in sight. 7 miles further arrived at Ft. Kearney, 296 miles from St. Joseph.
August 7 to August 25, 1860

This is Richard Burton’s itinerary for his journey from St. Joseph, Missouri to Salt Lake City, Utah. The text was initially clipped from the Google Books edition then verified using Fawn Brodie’s edition. Both of these editions had an erroneous date for Burton's arrival in Salt Lake City, August 28. He actually arrived on the 25th. (The City of the Saints).

  • 1. and 2. September 20, 1860: 10:30 (am ?) to 9:30 (pm ?): 44 miles: Road through the south of the city, due south along the right bank of the Jordan . Cross many creeks, viz., Kanyon Creek , 41 miles ; Mill Creek , 2 1/2; First or Great Cottonwood Creek , 2 ; Second ditto, 4 ; Fork of road , 1 1/4; Dry Creek , 3 1/2; Willow Creek , 2 3/4. After 22 - 23 miles, hot and cold springs, and half-way house, the brewery under the point of the mountain . Road across Ash -Hollow or Jordan Kanyon , 2 miles.
  • 8 June QC   left the Manhattan wharf, 2:00 p.m., but soon anchored in Gravesend Bay, off Brooklyn.
  • 10 June QC departed Gravesend Bay, 12:30 p.m.
  • 21 June QC arrived at Horta, island of Fayal, Azores, in the morning.
  • 23 June QC departed Horta, 11:00 a.m.
  • 29 June QC arrived at Gibraltar, 10:00 a.m.
  • 30 June SLC and companions took a steamer