[Hosea Stout Diary] Sunday Oct. 10th 1847. Beautiful fine cool morn but smoky. Started at seven oclock & traveled 13 miles up the river & nooned where the road joins the river & went on in an hour twelve miles and encamped on Shell Creek a beautiful swift stream 12 feet wide & three deep[.] We saw one or two wolves to day for the first time on this journey. The day was cool and windy but ceased to blow towards night[.] To night we commenced to attend our prayers night & morning which we strictly attended to the rest of our journey West.
[source: Diaries of Hosea Stout]