Captain Gunnison's Folly

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 11
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1979
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Captain Gunnison's Folly
Description this whetted the appetites, brightening the eyes of the populace, especially government leaders and Industrialists. £000 transpo mat ion to help the people, tHey were envisioning the both, which really motivated westward expansion. So It was, with Q certain amount 01 Impetuousness, that Captain the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean for a proposed railroad right-of-way. After provisioning at St. Louis, Missouri, with wagons, teams, and food staples, they began the long trek through the intervening hired to guide them over an old Spanish trail. Traveling south, and down a long canyon (avoiding Salt Creek, their first camp in the Sevier Valley, October 17, 1853, at Willow Quoting from the Gunnison Valley Centennial history, "That night Captain Gunnison wrote In his journal: 'He have brought all pack mules and footmen) in a record time of 2 1/2 months."' through this beautiful valley which must have seemed like paradise site of Gunnison (named In his honor), he took a email detachment of men and followed up the Sanpitch River to the little Mormon settlement of Manti, the seat of Sanpete County. Here he found the Mormons engaged in a war with Chief Wa-kara (Walker) and his Indians. stances and his current progress. At Manti, he provisioned again, then headed almost "as the crow his party at the "California Crossing," a new bridge over the ritorlal, and first, Capitol o£ Utah. There he conducted social anenitles with an old friend, Anson Call; this on October 22. -6-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 11
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 323104
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