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May 19, 1863: Greenhorn

May 19, 2013

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Kern Basin from Greenhorn Mountains; by Tom Hilton, on Flickr


[Today] we left Keysville and came on over Greenhorn Mountain by the hardest wagon road I have ever seen that was much traveled. In places the road is so very steep that I cannot see how loads are got over it at all. We saw some government teams, where they had to double their six-mule teams to get an empty wagon up the hills. Most of the freight is packed over on mules.

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West slope of the Greenhorn Mountains; by Tom Hilton, on Flickr

The morning was cloudy, and it began to rain. The rain was mingled with snow, which almost froze us. It thawed as fast as it fell, wetting us thoroughly. We stopped at a place called Greenhorn—a place of two or three miners’ cabins and a store—having made the fourteen miles in four hours. We stopped [here] over the rest of the] day.

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