"The warmest description will scarce convey to the untraveled readers even a faint picture of this very
beautiful grove…A crystal stream meanders over its pebbly bottom while the sun blazes upon the
surrounding desert we sat...fished, bathed, read, sang, talked of home, and of the strange country
we were about to visit, of the wild travel we had yet to encounter."
— Matt Field, Council Grove, 1839
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