Submitted by scott on Sun, 11/07/2021 - 19:01

Road ascends a hill 7 miles long ; land rough, bar ren , and sandy in dry season . After 10 miles, red spring near the Red Buttes, an old trading -place and post-office. Road then leaves the Platte River and strikes over high , rolling, and barren prairie. After 18 miles, “ Devil's Backbone." Station at Willow Springs ; wood, water, and grass; good place for encampment,but no accommodation nor provisions. On this stage mineral and alkaline waters dangerous to cattle abound ...

28 miles  6:30 am to 12:50  pm  Aug. 17, 1860

KML Geofield