In a rare example of near agreement, three records reported traveling 18 miles. Peder Madsen recorded traveling 20 miles. They were now on the main California/Mormon trail. They camped in the vicinity of present-day Kearney, Nebraska. Fort Kearney was on the opposite side of the Platte River. No one was allowed to camp within the ten-mile square military reservation that surrounded the Fort. The city of Kearney developed just outside of that boundary some years later. Levi Savage referred to Fort Kearney as “Fort Carney.” His spelling was clearly phonetic because that is how it is still pronounced by its residents today.
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