[Hosea Stout Diary] Thurs June 22nd 1848. Drizzling day. Went on about 18 miles and carrelled on the high dry prairie come three miles from the River. Had to use the Bois de vache or Buffalo chips for fuel which were damp which made rather an unfavorable impression on our women relative to being entirely confined to them before we get to our journeys end.
[source: Diaries of Hosea Stout]