|This is a trail going south in the center of this photo which might have been pioneered by the Bidwell Party.|
Continue southwest to MILEPOST 37 (17.8 miles). You will see an emigrant road which crosses the highway from northeast to southwest. The Bidwell-Bartleson party is believed to have pioneered this road.
Continue southwest to ROSEBUD SPRINGS (4.2 miles) to an unmarked gravel road on the right. Turn right onto the gravel road and travel west 1.3 miles, then travel right at a fork 1.0 miles to a locked metal gate. The buildings behind this gate comprise a Bureau of Land Management camp. This is the 9 SEPTEMBER CAMPSITE. John Bidwell wrote:
"The part of the Company that remained yesterday, went on and overtook the 2 wagons. Capt. Bartleson & Hopper returned, bringing Intelligence that they had found the head of Mary's river-distant about 5 days travel, distance traveled to day about 12 miles S. W. direction. The Indians stole a horse-day cool." Return to SR 30. The rail marker reads:
First Overland Emigrant Party
"The part of the Company that remained yesterday went on and overtook the 2 wagons. Capt. Bartleson & Hopper returned, bringing intelligence that they had found the head of Mary's river - distant about 5 days' travel..."
John Bidwell, September 9, 1841
2000 Utah Crossroads Chapter - OCTA BBU-11
|This is the BLM station located at the Rosebud Springs which are by the trees in the top right center of the photo.||This stream of water comes from the Rosebud Springs and runs to the Rosebud Ranch pond. In 1869, the water from this spring, was piped to the Railroad at the section town of Terrace. Bidwell wrote on 8th of September: "Wednesday, 8th. Exceedingly cold -- 2 wagons; ice in our water buckets. Part of the Company remained on account of the cold--2 wagons with owners being contrary, went on." The rest of the party overtook the Kelseys at the springs where O & Hopper returned with the information that the river was 5 days ahead.|
|September 7-8, 1841||September 10, 1841|