image
image

image
image
 

INCIDENTS IN THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE SAGINAW VALLEY

BY JUDGE ALBERT MILLER

I was highly pleased with the condition of the stock; it was thriving nicely, and their coats were as smooth as those of stall-fed animals. I kept up the camp and had men there until it was no longer practicable to carry supplies on the ice, when it was abandoned and the cattle for the time being left to themselves.
After the camp had been abandoned for two or three weeks, one bright morning in April, 1836, I started from my home near Crow Island, accompanied by B. F. Tromble, a young man about eighteen years of age, to cross the prairie and timber to the place where the stock was kept. The water on the prairie averaged about ten inches in depth, but the weather was warm, and we passed along without much inconvenience from it, and crossed the Cheboygan creek on a fallen tree, and at night arrived at an Indian camp, near our place of destination, where we remained during the night. The next day, during a heavy rainstorm, we spent in looking after the stock. We found the cattle all doing well, but some of the horses had died after the men left the camp. At night the rain still continued to fall, and we encamped without any shelter, on the driest spot of ground we could find near the Quanicassee prairie, preferring that to traveling three or four miles out of our way to find an Indian camp. The rain continued till about twelve o'clock, when there came such a change in the weather as is known to but few localities outside of Saginaw valley.

Michigan


Page 11


 


image



Thank you for visiting. If you have found the information here interesting please consider making a donation.


image
image
image

Site Map | Chapter Index | MICHIGAN
French Settlements | Banks | Education | Gratiat County| Garden Beds | Mound Builders | Mexico War | Oliver Williams | Goerge Bates
Able Bingham | Biograph |Methodist | Oakland County | Macomb Co. | St Joseph Co. | Tecumseh | Lenawee County | Jackson 2 3 4
image