INDEX
The Travel Journal of Peter L. Branstetter

                                                     
                     State         Travel Day                   Date                     Page
                                                                         
Depart Pike County                                     MO                                            March 24, 1850            
 1
St. Joseph – Missouri River Crossing          MO                      24                  April 16, 1850                3
Fort Kearney                                               NE                      29                   May 15, 1850                6
Scotts Bluff                                                  NE                      35                   May 21, 1850                8
Windlass Hill – Ash Creek                           WY                     39                   May 25, 1850                9
Courthouse & Jail Rocks                             WY                     42                   May 28, 1850              10
Chimney Rock                                             WY                     43                   May 29, 1850              10
Platte River Bluffs                                       WY                     45                   June 1, 1850               11
Fort Laramie                                               WY                     46                   June 2, 1850               11
Red Desert Hills                                          WY                     49                   June 5, 1850               12
Ferry on Platte River                                  WY                     52                   June 8, 1850               14
South Pass – start thru Rocky Mountains   WY                     55                   June 11, 1850             15
Independence Rock and Devil’s Gate         WY                     56                   June 12, 1850             16
Sublett’s Cutoff – Salt Lake Road Turnoff   WY                     62                   June 18, 1850             20
Green River Desert (one of the deserts)     WY                     63                   June 19, 1850             21
Ferry Green River                                       WY                     65                   June 21, 1850             21
Bear River - West edge of Wyo into Idaho  WY                     69                   June 25, 1850             22
Soda Springs                                               ID                       72                   June 28, 1850             23
Hudspeth’s Cutoff or old road to Fort Hall   ID                       73                   June 29, 1850             23
Fort Hall British Post                                    ID                      75                    July 1, 1850                24
[American Falls] the falls                              ID                       77                   July 3, 1850                25
Massacre Rock (cliff of rock)                       ID                       77                   July 3, 1850                26
Raft River                                                    ID                       78                   July 4, 1850                26
City of Rocks – Pinnacle Pass                     ID                       80                   July 6, 1850                27
Granite Pass – Goose River (Ceek)            UT                      81                   July 7, 1850                28
Thousand Springs                                       NV                      83                   July 9, 1850                29
Humboldt River                                            NV                      86                   July 12, 1850              30
Gravelly Ford – Beowawe                            NV                      91                   July 17, 1850              32
Truckee Trail Cutoff                                     NV                      95                   July 21, 1850              33
Humboldt Sink                                             NV                      96                   July 22, 1850              33
Great Meadow                                             NV                    102                   July 28, 1850              34
Fernley Sink – Gridley Lake                        NV                    103                   July 29, 1850              34
Forty Mile Desert                                         NV                    104                   July 30, 1850              34
Truckee River                                              NV                    105                   July 31, 1850              36
Truckee Meadows                                        NV                    112                   August 7, 1850           37
Donner Lake                                               CA                    114                   August 9, 1850           37
Donner Summit                                           CA                    115                   August 10, 1850         39
Hangtown turnoff (Placerville)                     CA                    118                   August 13, 1850         40
Pleasant Valley                                           CA                    119                   August 14, 1850         40
Webertown                                                  CA                    121                   August 16, 1850         40
Weekly Gold Earnings and Expenses                                                                                              41
Detailed Trail Map                                                                                                                            43
Historical Map of California in 1850                                                                                                  44
Photo of Peter  Branstetter                                                                                                              45