By Liz Wood 

Pioneers had to keep up with wagon train or perish


Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories about pioneer trails passing through the Platte Valley and Wyoming.

Historian Elva Evans introduced the great-great granddaughter of W.H. Johnston, whom Johnston’s Island was named after, during the Saratoga Historical and Cultural Association’s trek Sept. 7.

Judy Bellamy had told the group at the Trek that the sir name was actually Johnson, but after returning home and researching her records realized she had unintentionally mixed them up. She called the Saratoga Sun after the Trek explaining the Johnston was the correct spel...

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