Mrs. Farrell, her husband and family were endeavoring to follow the old Sac trail in the summer of 1833 from LaPorte to Hickory Creek, Ill., where a settlement was forming.
They got lost in the vicinity of what is now Crown Point and spent July 4, 1833, trying to find their way. They finally sent a messenger back to LaPorte to obtain a guide who could lead them out of the wilderness.
The elder Farrell eventually settled in West Creek three years later, only a short distance from where he, his wife, and their children had beaten about in vain, seeking the vague Sac trail on that hot July day in 1833.
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