Saturday, January 23rd, 1819
Ten miles beyond this brought me to the banks of Spring River, a large and beautiful stream, which originates in one large spring forty miles above, and, after receiving the river Elevenpoints, unites with Black River ten miles below. It is a clear stream, and affords considerable bodies of choice intervale. A mile before reaching it the alluvial soil commences. Here Indian corn, wheat, rye, oats, cotton, and tobacco, all flourish in the same field.
Funding for the Schoolcraft Journey project on Unlock the Ozarks has been provided by the Missouri Humanities Council.