Viewing page 6 of 145

[[underline]] 6. Journal. [[/underline]]
[[underline]] March 19. [[underline]] Woke up at Hanna, west of Laramie.  Clear & cold.  Snow much blown but apparently 8 or 10 inches deep.  covers the sage brush in places, all blown off from smooth ground, drifted over fences & rocks.
Otoeoris abundant & happy.
Cottontail tracks numerous
[[underline]] Rawlins [[/underline]] - 7:30
While at breakfast some herds of sheep were passed & many dead sheep seen along fences.  Some had been partly eaten.  
Saw lots of coyote tracks & two coyotes standing 20 rods from R.R.  They looked big & fluffy & well fed.  One trotted over & began eating a dead sheep.
Cotton tails seem happy, sitting on sunny slope in the snow nibbling bushes.  They are fluffed up in furry balls.  Saw one [[underline]] Lepus Campestris [[/underline]] sitting by a sagebush - looked like a snowball.  Saw another running & a good many tracks.
Prairie dog mounds are all filled with snow.
Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact transcribe@si.edu.