Splendid roads all day. We
crossed Blue River just south of Beatrice,
drove through Blue Springs at 5 in the afternoon and crossed
Blue River again.
Did not see much of the city because we drove along the north
and down the east side past a big mill run by water power.
The river runs east of town, a very pretty river. I do not mention
orchards any more because they are common here, there are so
many of them.
We saw 8 acres of seedling apple trees about 12 inches high near
Blue Springs. Today has been quite cool, but with a little too
Laura Ingalls Wilder
August 6, 1894