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November 12, 1861: Knight’s Valley

November 12, 2011

Calvin Holmes Mansion (c.1861)

Calvin Holmes mansion, Knight's Valley (built c.1861); by Tom Hilton, on Flickr

Camp 66

Our preparations for departure were premature, for it began to rain in the night very hard, and it rained nearly all [today]. We counseled about going on in the rain, for it might not stop for a week, but decided to wait one day for it to stop—longer we could not for want of provisions for men and mules. But in the afternoon the rain ceased.

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