- A report of a large sauropod discovered in southern Utah was investigated by Wortman. It was
found to be in to poor a state to be worth collecting. The outfit that wintered in Dakota, Mr. Gedney and
horses joined Mr. Peterson near Hay Springs NE and later were joined by Wortman; they worked here till
May 1st. Uintatherium Beds traveled to the Washakie basin on the head waters of the Bitter Creek,
were the party came down with "mountain fever", but collected many mammals. Towards the end of
June water became so scarce they headed for the Bridger Basin, just north of the Uintah Mts., near
Fort Bridger. Camps were established on Henry's Fork, July 3rd, near Lone Tree P. O. The party
worked here for 2 months then moved to the following camps: Big Bone Mountain, Dry Creek, Spanish
John's Meadow, Twin Buttes, Sage Creek, Smith Fork and finally Fort Bridger. The Bridger expedition
broke up on Oct., 15th. Upon disbanding the party, Wortman and Mr. Gidley returned to the museum. Mr.
Peterson was sent with the team and Tom Nelson, driver, across the Uintah Mts. to Utah. The beds lie
on either side of the White River. He had a permit to work the Uintah Reservation but the best beds
were on the Uncompahgre Reservation, and was having problems getting permits.