[Hosea Stout Diary] Monday June 19th 1848. We moved on today The ground soft & unpleasant travelling. The day was very hot. One ox of John Alger melted and died.
After a hard days tug over the sand nobs & soft ground between we arrived at prairie creek one hour after night but many teams did not get through and had to lay out in the prairie all night.
[source: Diaries of Hosea Stout]