The Black Pool
"...Passed a large spring some forty yards to the left of the road. A great many names are carved in the rocks around. We learned from the inscriptions the [Edmonson Cherokee/white] ox team company left that they had passed there on the 17th..." May 25, 1850 Quesenbury Diary
of the all Cherokee Company
25 miles east of Black Pool recorded
" May 30..passed the ruins of
"May 31 traveled 25 miles today...crossing of the Santa Fe road Maj. FitzPatrick, Indian agent, was there paying Indian annuities to the (6) different tribes..."
4 June " 3 or 4 m. Santafee road_____3/4d crossed riv. and at the crossing we met with some Indian traiders encamped with furs peltries etc...we went a few miles further and meet with 11 waggons going to St. Lewis lowded with buffalow robes they said they had 7000 on the largest waggons." 1849 Crawford Diary
[Seth Ward and Wm. Guerrier]