C. A. Earle Rinker letter to his family, March 21, 1907
Thos. H. Condon
W. E. Jeske
L. B. Hahn
THOS. H. CONDON & CO.
WONDER, NEVADA P. O. BOX. 33
Wonder, Nev., Mar. 21, 1907
We reached this camp today at noon. We are going to lay over here until tomorrow morning. I wish you would all be with me on this trip. We have traveled about 200 miles and are not near the end of the trip. We are over half way but it is going to be over 300 miles. Close to 350. We have come through some fine scenic country and yesterday we passed through a pass in the mountains that made me feel a little creepy. We drove for several miles along a precipice with a large stream about 100 feet below us. It was a great sight
but I was afraid the wagon might go over or something slip that I didn 't enjoy the scenery much. We have seen lots of Jack rabbits and I have shot at them until I was tired of shooting but have not been able to get one so far. The first one I jumped looked as big as a mule to me. They are sure big. Will make a dozen of our little cotton tails back home. We have only been able to cook one meal so far. Has rained three nights when we camped. We have been getting our meals at camps where we could buy them. We have canned meats and stuff of that kind that we manage to make a pretty good meal on, when we can't cook. The weather has been very nice today. I will mail you a map and give you the route we came over when we get to Lovelocks. The sign of the above company was the first thing that took my eye when we got in sight of camp. This is a great place. A few offices in tents and a few stores. There is quite a lot of lumber on the way and it will be a great camp soon. I am certainly getting back in the wilds now. We stopped at Phonolite night before last and they lynched a man there, or that was thftir intention when Jack ( my Partner) and I thought we didn't want to help and went on. Phonolite is a new camp and only a few tents there.
Well I have so much to write about that I can't think of anything now to write. I am making notes all along the line and I will write you a good long letter when I get to Lovelocks. I don't know how far back we will go from there but I think I will try to get my mail at least once a month. I may not stay out that long. I am feeling fine even if I have been wet part of the time. I am going to get fat on this trip.
I hope you all keep well. I feel that you are all O.K. and are going to keep that way.
Will quit for this time and write you again at next P.O.
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