Historic Diaries: Floyd 1804
July 19, 1804
Sandbars, caving banks, and quick sand all inhibited their progress this day, about 600 miles upriver from their starting point. These were described a few years later by Edwin James in his account of the Stephen Long expedition across the Great Plains, American Journeys document AJ-144.
we Set out errly this morning. prosed on passed a Run on the South Side, Has no name. we Called Cherry Run. the Land is High Cliefts and pore whare a Grate nomber of thos Cherres thay Gro, on Low Bushes about as High as a mans hed. Came 9 miles. past Several Isd. water Strong. Campt on the South Side on a Small willow Isd. near the South Side the Land on the N. is Low Land, that on the South is High prarie Land.