The creaking of the wheels is indescribable. It is like no sound ever heard in all your life, and makes your blood run cold. To hear a thousand of these wheels all groaning and squeaking at one time is a sound never to be forgotten - it is simply hellish.
Charles Main, Life at Red River, K. Wilson, Ginn & Co., 1970, p. 12.
PLACE: Red River, Minn.
CIRCUMSTANCE: Red River carts between Red River and St. Paul, Minn. Because of prairie dust, axle grease could not be used to lubricate the carts, hence the noise.