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Table 3 - Journey Milestones of the Campbell Wagon Group

 

Journey Milestone

Mileage

Average Travel Time in Days

Campbell Party Actual Date

       
Departure (Independence, Missouri)

N/A

N/A

5 May 1846

1. To Kansas River ferry

100

6

 
2. To Platte River

220

14

 
3. To South Fork of Platte River

135

10

 
4. To Fort Laramie/Fort Bernard

180

12

26 June 1846

5. To North Fork of Platte River

130

10

 
6. To Independence Rock

50

3

 
7. To South Pass

100

8

 
8. To Little Sandy Creek

20

1

19 July 1846

9. To Bear River (Greenwood Cutoff)

110

8

 
10. To Fort Hall

125

10

 
11. To Raft River

40

3

 
12. To Goose Creek

65

6

 
13. To Humboldt River

95

5

 
14. To Humboldt Sink

365

21

 
15. To Truckee River

55

3

 
16. To Truckee Pass

70

8

 
17. To Bear Valley

30

5

 
18. To Sutter’s Fort (End of Journey!)

85

7

10 October 1846

       
Totals 1975 140

N/A