The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, July 1951 - April, 1952 Page: 263
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Left Monday, June 19th for Waco. Passed by Union Hill thense
to Car's Crossing on the Yegua where we came near sticking in the
bottom of the river with the water up to the saddle skirts. After
much struggling we got out and stopped at a house. Finding no corn,
turned our horses in to the cotton farm. Man spoke slow and but
little but his wife made up for his loss of speech-charged but 5oc
Thense to Caldwell in Burleson County. Saw much timber and
some good land. Caldwell has a high location but the anti-paint
society has an office there. Everything old and dilapidated. Called at
Lawyer Hill's office and the greater part of the town ran there to
see us with their eyes starring, supposing that we were getting a
From Caldwell we passed to Beck's Spring which was a boiling
stream clear and cool. Got a cup of coffee and some butter bread and
meat for 25c. Beck has a steammill and wants to sell all for $6ooo.oo.
From here we passed through to Cameron, County Seat of Milam
on Little River, a pretty stream where we had to pay 25c for ferriage.
Phew what a prices The land is poor and sandy to the river with
postoak and blackjack-not fit to farm. On the river the land is good
and rich with large farms and good corn. Cameron is a poor dilapi-
dated town on a sand hill with a large spring of water in it, but it
has not a speck of paint and all the gardens are grown in rank weeds.
The citizens seem to be very negligent and lazy.
From here we traveled about 7 miles over a very rocky and
musquit prairie to Elm Creek, a large and beautiful running stream.
From here we passed over as fine a country as can be found for 25
miles-level, dark and very rich with io miles nearly a level plain
and the rest rolling prairie to Jeno P. Office called Dog Town. Here
we stayed all night and got treated as well as circumstances would
permit. There is a young doctor named Isbel located here.
Thense to Carolina, a thick settlement on Deer Creek, a rapid
stream. The lands here are delightful and rich with many settlers
who have beautiful farms and houses. The next stream we came
to was Cow Bayow with a large bottom and a lake a mile long full
of fish with a large cedar brake mostly sawed up.
Here we lost our way and went up toward Marlin but finding our
mistake we turned toward Waco by the way of Godolphin and
Robsonville where we soon felt as if we were among civilized people.
At sunset we hove in sight of Waco in McClellon County where we
put up for the night and stayed until the 2nd when we left for the
Bosque River. In Waco I found Dr. Willis who had me to dine with
him who took me over a good deal of the town. It is located on the
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