Forty-niner in Utah, page 193

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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 193
Description Addendum then crossed the Continental Divide at South Pass. After saluting the Mormon authorities for their "constant kindness and generous hospitality," the captain led his expedition by way of Parley I? Pratt's Golden Pass Road up Parley's Canyon, through present- day Three-Mile Canyon, and down the Weber River to Echo Canyon. Stansbury's map was the first to show this new road. His route from this point to the Mississippi followed rather generally that which would later be used by the builders of the Union Pacific Railroad. ' The Stansbury Report, Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, is a remarkable document, a true adventure story written by a careful scientist with a journalistic flair for words and an engineer's concern for accuracy. Of the two maps accompanying the report, the first added a number of details to the general route across the plains, while the second, "Map of the Great Salt Lake and Adjacent Country," established many of the place names of the area and contributed the definitive cartography of the Great Salt Lake itself. The islands, the distinc- tive features along the shores, and the prominent adjacent land- marks received their permanent names as a result of the Stansbury expedition, and, fittingly, three of the islands bear the names of the leaders of the exploring party. Modern entrepreneurs have even added a "Stansbury Park" subdivision on land just south of that island. 2 The publication of the Stansbury Report brought some fame and honor to the captain in England as well as in the United States. During the next ten years, Stansbury continued his career with the Topographical Engineers, engaging in surveys of the Great Lakes region and in preparing a series of military road maps in Minne- sota. In 1861 he was promoted to the rank of major and was made the mustering officer for the locality around Columbus, Ohio. He retired on September 28, 1861, but was recalled to active service as 1 Stansbuxy, Report, pp. 216-17; Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West, pp. 123-24. 2 Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West, pp. 123-26. 193
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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 327878
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