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Dugout at Quaking Asp Springs

LaMar Berrett (Mormon Trail Historian) and Joe Nardone (Pony Express Historian)at Quaking Asp Springs October 23, 1998.

LaMar Berrett, October 23, 1999.

"For ten years (1989-1999), Nardone and Berrett kept their eyes open for evidence that would indicate where Quaking Asp Spring Station really was.  When Berrett read the Sept. 17, 1862, entry of C. A. Weiby's journal, he felt prayers were answered. C.A. Weiby was traveling in the Mormon Pioneer Christian A. Madsen Company, which was composed of 40 wagons and 264 Mormons who were traveling to Salt Lake City. The journal entry provided the light needed to locate the site of the Quaking Asp Spring Station. It read as follows:

'After passing over rocky ridge [Spanish Vista],Quakenasp Station {Quaking Asp Spring Station] was reached at 10:30 [a.m.] on the east side of a high mountain. At 10:43 [a.m.] [13 minutes travel] the company had reached the highest point and began to descend to a cold spring [Mormon Spring] to the left of the road, and at 11:15 a.m. had readched the foot of a long steep hill.'"

On Septermber 28-29, 1996 LaMar Barrett and John Eldredge visited the site of Quaking Asp Spring and found plenty of occupational evidence that the location was the Quakenasp Station mentioned in C. A. Weibye's journal.

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