Forty-niner in Utah, page 179

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Title A Forty-niner in Utah with the Stansbury Exploration of Great Salt Lake: Letters and Jounral of John Hudson, 1848-50
Creator Hudson, John, 1826-1850
Subject Frontier and pioneer life; Letters; Diaries -- Authorship; Mormons
Subject Local Mormons --Utah--Biography; Frontier and pioneer life --Utah; West (U.S.) --Description and travel; Utah --Description and travel
Description John Hudson, artist and writer, chronicles his travels from New York City across the Plains towards California to partake in the Gold Rush. What was to have been a temporary stop in Salt Lake City stretches to sixteen months and includes participation in Captain Howard Stansbury's expedition of the Great Salt Lake.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
Contributors Madsen, Brigham D.; Cooley, Everett L.; Tyler, S. Lyman; Ward, Margery W.
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 11
Coverage Time: 1848-50
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 14.75 cm x 23 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch; Jan Robertson
ARK ark:/87278/s6v1242x
Topic Mormons; Frontier and pioneer life; United States, West; Utah; Letters; Diaries--Authorship
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 327931
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Title Forty-niner in Utah, page 179
Description April-June 1850 to have disappeared & a happy circumstance it is for us. No one save those who have experienced their determined persecution can imagine how irritating these minute insects are. We are not how- ever perfectly free from similar attack, a brown colored musquito being pretty numerous (19th Encamp Thursday ]une 13. Continued to take the profile of the range of mountains on our right, they are but of a middling elevation & much broken. We usually wend our way either by tearing through thorny bushes or stepping from one angular stone to another but to day travelling is more easy & agreeable the line now running over s of extensive sand flats. At the Promontory Point & Capt close of the day S. begins to feel the chain sanguine line was of soon completing the survey of the lake. The landscape is now more familiar northward we gladly turn our back upon Tophet & hail the outlines of Antelope, Stansbury & Carrington Islands & south we are but a few miles from Tuilia Valley & the residences of our fellow men. 122 In the Eveng the setting sun illuminated the snow clad summits of the mountains dividing Spring from Tuilia valley & throwing the rest of the landscape into heavy masses of grey & violet coloured shadow. this superb effect I endeavoured to repre- sent with the feeble aid of black lead.`"" Upon our arrival at the camp we were informed that the mast of the yaul had gone by the the fur trade era were of ten in destitute conditions. It had not always been so. Stansbury, Report, pp. 202-3; Fremont, Expeditions, vol. 1, pp. 487, 496-97; Dennis R. Defa, "A History of the Gosiute Indians to WOO" (master's thesis, University of Utah, 1979), pp. 13-17, 76; John R. Alley, "The Fur Trapper and the Great Basin Indian" (master's thesis, University of Utah, 1978), pp. 121, 123. 122 Tuila, or today;Tooele Valley, was settled by three Mormon families in Septem- ber 1849, who located on a small stream south of the present city of Tooele. Other families from Salt Lake City followed in October and, in December, Ezra Taft Benson was sent to supervise the building of the settlement and to establish a religious organization among the Saints. As early as 1847 and 1848, Tooele and Rush valleys had been used as pasture grounds for herds of Mormon cattle. The origin of the word Tooele is unknown, the best guess being that it is an alteration of "tule" for the many rushes found in the area. The other most common version is that the word came from that of an Indian chief named Tuilla, and it is interesting that Stansbury used this spelling. Daughters of Utah Pioneers, History of Tooele County (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Tooele County Company, 1961), pp. 16-24. 123 There is no record of this sketch having survived. 179
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Source A Forty-niner in Utah with the Stansbury Exploration of Great Salt Lake: Letters and Journal of John Hudson, 1848-50
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 327864
Reference URL