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Early writings from Southern Patagonia
Diary of a sheep-drive from the Río Negro to San Julián
700 miles through the empty lands of southern Argentina
Author: Thomas A. Saunders
Date: September 1888 — March 1889

September 29-October 7, 1888

Lost all the horses and beat about [on the] 29th. Searched all day on the 30th and found them.

Started again on the 1st Oct. and came to the Laguna Huevo Frito. Stopped all day on the 2nd and 3rd trying to catch beef, but only got one hare. Had to stop all day on the 4th; wet all day.

Started again on the 5th and came to the last laguna. Stopped there one night.

Started again on the 6th for Valcheta, but could not reach it. Had to stop where there was no water, but it rained at night. Had to stop all day on the ...


lost all the horses and
but about 29 searched
all day on the 30 and
found them Started again
on the 1st. Oct and came
to the Lagoona Wearo frito
Staped all day on the 2
and 3 trying to catch
beef but only got onie
hare had to stop all day
on the 4th weet all day
Started again on the 5th.
and cam to the last
Lagoona stopped thair 1 night
Started again on the 6th.
for valgetta but could
not reach it had to stop
where thair was no water
but it rained at night
had to stop all day on the