Books [Description of a Pioneer's Experience]
Field Notes. NOTES OF PIONEERING TRAVELS
William H. Eisele - Joined wagon train for the west - year 1862. Experiences - Many with the Indians; Joined wagon train again later - returning from Las Vegas, N. M. - joined another wagon train for Virginia City, Mont., took Oregon trail.
Drove mules - returned to Westport, Kan., in 1865, saw Brigham Young in Utah City 445 wagons - gathered at Denver for protection from Indians - formed a train more than four miles long - 4 to 6 men to a wagon.
Going to Paola, Kan., 1857 - Los Angeles Calif., 1873 - freighted to borax mines of Nevada, 1873 - in 1874 to Trinidad Colo., operated a bakery here 14 years.
Later lived in Kansas City, Kan., Missouri - Siloam Springs, Ark., - Fort Bayard, N. Mex., for 30 years - now in Silver City, N. M.
Saw old Concord coaches. Remembers - Milton McGee's ride - 2nd mayor of Kansas City - arrest for speeding. Burial - of [coshunka?], - [Kaw?] Indian Chief in 1859 or 1860 - with horse, gun, dog.
Saw man who was scalped by Indians at Westport.
Mr. Eisele had family - 4 children.