In the center of Lethbridge, Turner passed on the care of the horses to Nazaire as he left the expedition. The grain vendor would stay in this last grain-growing town. Westward, there was only the Rockies. He would speak with farmers about their grain, how well it grew, was there enough good water, what pests plagued the farmers hereabouts. His notes filled journals that would be sent off to Toledo by rail along with two wooden crates full of samples. He boarded with the same farmer each year where he would enjoy hearty meals and rest for a few weeks before he would reconnect with Sherman on his return trip back east.