July 21, 1907

Sunday July 21.  A fine day.  Went to Sunday school.  A good crowd.  Got up early this morning and washed buggy and use it a while this P.M.  First time I used the team since the folks left.  They looked fine to.  Pigs are doing fine.  They eat 24 ears a day now.  Bought meat .15 for dinner.

July 20, 1907

Isaac did not add any entries for July 20th or 21st.

 Saturday July 20.  A very rainey day.  Rained nearly all the forenoon.  I worked for Shiller & S.  Played with the band.  Isobelle went to Riverside [to] day.  I and Vic got dinner down town but ate supper at home.  Bought corn .10 breakfast food .25 to day.

July 19, 1907

Friday July 19.  A nice day.  But rained early this morning.  Pulled weeds for the pigs.  Went down town early this morning and got meat to boil to make noodels .15c also got 1 doz egg .12  Pulled weeds on the hill this evening. 

[Isaac – July 19] Sunny most delightful day  aftr good breakfast  Started at 7-30 for trip  had a fine drive  Saw several deer & 2 Spoted fawns & took dinner at Swan lake Camp  I wrote to bro [brother] Sam[1] & to Isabel & mailed them at Gardner where we got mail from Vic Isabel & Nora  got Supper at Gardner  then took Cars to Livingston & put up at Hotel at 10 PM

[1] At this point in time, Isaac didn’t know that his brother had died back in February.  Isaac planned to see Sam when they arrived in Oregon.

July 18, 1907

July 18.  Looks like rain this morning but don’t think it will rain.  Pulled weeds for pigs and hoed some.  Bell went down to Jesse Gardners to day.  Bought meat .15 and pineapple .25 to day.  Finished reading my second book on Lincoln’s life.  I think they are fine and will start the third book to day.  Got two cards from the folks to day.  Also got the letter from Aunt Emma Carr saying Uncle Sam died the 6th of Feb.[1]

[Isaac]  July 18  a fine Sunny dry day  arose both feeling well  after a good breakfast Started for grand Kanas Camp  arrived AM & teams took us on farther to see the grand sights  we Enjoyed it  to camp for dinner PM we gave our driver 50c Each & he guides us to most magnificent scenery to very bottom of big falls by uncle toms Cabin  at camp 4 bears enlivened the Eve & 2 deer came  good fire in tent fire out side & [in] camp

[1] Samuel Carr (1838-1907), Isaac Newton Carr’s, younger brother.  Samuel and his second wife, Emmeline Cowan Carr lived in Douglas County, Oregon.

July 17, 1907

Wensday July 17.  A nice morning.  The first nice morning for several days.  Gathered up my laundry and sent it away.  Mowed some grass with sickle.  Pulled weeds for pigs.  Every thing pretty quiet in town to day.  Bought meat .15 bread .20 oatmeal .25 to day.

[Isaac – July 17]  A fine Sunny day  Arose both feeling well  after a good breakfast  Mother has headache  to Yellowstone lake for dinner  a pleasant chilly drive  Snow in patches both sides road & musquetoes in the middle [of the road?] very annoying  we took a boat ride on the lake to Island & Saw buffalo Elk &c  35 miles   went to lake hotel & camped  good tent Supper & beds  Went Early to bed & it rained & rained  Mother Sick all day

July 16, 1907

Tuesday July 16.  Another very rainey morning.  Rains all time now.  Did the choers.  Pigs eat good.  Pulled weeds for them from strawberry patch.  Bought meat .15 eggs .24 to day.  Mowed the lawn this P.M.  Rained hard this evening.  Went to band practice.

 [Isaac]  Tuesday July 16  Cool & mostly clear  we walked all the AM with a girl guide & had a real nice time among the geysers  teams Came & took us back to Camp  we bought 17 picture Cards 40c & 12 one c [cent] stamps  PM went again with the girl guide  this time went west  Saw Riverside geyser & 4 others & many other sights & back to Supper at 5-30  Saw a black bear & we went thru the Store house of this Camp  Evry thing in Plenty  After Supper Mother & I went a mile to old faithful inn & Saw Some Extra fine broncho riding  Cold Evening

July 15, 1907

Monday July 15.  A very rainey morning.  Got up early and done chores and then helped Bell wash.  Ralph helped some.  He was over Sunday and stayed until Wensday.  Bought meat .15 corn .10 ice .05 this morning.  Weeds are growing fine.  Uncle Hole [Benjamin Holden Taylor, Margaret’s brother] is over to Mauds now working on some furnisher [furniture?]. 

[July 15 – Isaac] Looks like it would clear off now in Yellowstone Park  cold Showery dark & Chilly all day  hailed & Snowed a little  we Slept well last night in a tent at Willow Springs Camp while it rained  Started at 7 AM & saw deer  it is too cold for comfort  wore gloves & over coat all day  Saw old growler & many geysers & much Stinking Steam  Stopped for dinner in a tent with good fine light biscuit  travel about 18 miles to lower Morris basen & saw old faithful geyser  real cold fire in tent 7 of us in tent  good beds  good Supper &c

July 14, 1907

Sunday July 14.  Was raining when I woke up this morning but has almost cleared off now.  Went to Sunday school.  Vic sung a solo at church this morning.  Bought 20c worth of meat for dinner this morning. 

 [July 14 – Isaac]  Arose late feeling good  Slept well  ariv at Livingston at 7 AM & got Coffe bread & butter in depot 15c each  bot tickets thru park with Wiley Co [company] pd $80,00  took Cars for Gardner [Gardiner, Montana] pd 3,10 Each  ariv Gardner at 10,10 AM & sent 5 cards home  took dinner at Co [Wiley company?]  hotel  piled into Stages & Commenced trip thru park  viewed by hot springs & camped at Willow Springs  took a walk  saw bear & Elk and snow 2 ft deep  had Kodak Picture taken by NY man  Picked some flowers  we had 2 short sermons in camp  went to bed

July 13, 1907

Saturday July 13.  A nice day.  Got up early and done the chores and then went to the store.  We were pretty busy all day but had more to do after the band concert than any other time.  I played with the band.  Got a card from Father & Mother this morning.  Bought meat .15, salmon .10 and lemons .20 to day.

 [July 13 – Isaac]  Arose at 4.15 in Fargo  train 2 hours late  took breakfast & pd bill $2 & left in bus at 7-30  train late & got later all day  passed nearly thru the bad lands & found houses evry little ways where 15 yrs ago were none & the town of medora [probably Medora, North Dakota] in the middle of bad lands & we got a birth in tourist sleeper $2,50 very good   we took Supper on dining Car $1,00 Each real good & we went Early to bed

July 12, 1907

Friday July 12.  A fine morning. But seems kind a lonesome around here.  Pulled weeds in truck patch this morning.  Then came down to the stock yard and bought four pigs of Wm. Wade, they weighed 570 lbs and cost me $6,00 a hundred making $34.20.  I gave him a check on Father.  I also drew $5.00 out of bank by a check to bye things to eat with.  Bought oatmeal .25 and meat .15 to day.  I am going to write a card to the folks now.

 [July 12 – Isaac]  At Sunrise were near North wood near Minnesota line  Soon to Albert lea & to St Paul where we got 25c coffee & ate lunch & gave away a good lot that was left  left St Paul at 10-30 AM & passed thru a very poor level wet farming Country west of St Paul  I don’t feel good  no sleep last night & riding on the train don’t agree with me  we & Flemings stoped at Fargo ND & put up at the Elliot hotel to get a good nights rest  took Supper  Sent postals to Lyman B [Lyman Bradford] Bell Carr H [Hull] to Vic & Nellie & went to bed