Union Pacific Railroad

Western Union

October 1868

Mr. Dodge,

Here we are now in western Wyoming and weather is a terrible problem. In August it was 110 degrees outside and 150 degrees inside the engine cab. We had to haul all our water 50 miles. Our mules were dying from the heat. One day we lost six nice, fat ones in less than an hour. Now as winter comes it is cold beyond belief. We're worried about high winds and snow.1


Snow (A.J. Russell Stereoview)
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