Mormon History, Sep 30, 1847. Thursday.

[William Clayton Journal] This day we traveled only 16 1/4 miles, then camped a quarter of a mile East of Rattlesnake Creek on the banks of the river. In this creek there is still a very heavy current of water running. It appears that some of the brethren left their fires burning this morning and the prairie has caught fire and is still burning furiously.

[source: George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995,]

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