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Title A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Creator Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940
Subject Artists; Painters; Artists' writings
Subject Local Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940; Artists--Utah--Biography; Harwood, Harriett Richards, (1870-1922)
Description These memoirs of Utah artist and teacher James T. Harwood cover a wide range of subjects including farming, gardening, bird watching and cooking. But, primarily, "A Basket of Chips" is about his early love, Harriett Richards, and their life together.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
Contributors Olpin, Robert S.; Ward, Margery W.; Cooley, Everett L.; Madsen, Brigham D.; Tyler, S. Lyman
Date 1985
Type Text
Format image/png
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 12
Coverage 1860-1940
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 14.5 cm x 22.75 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch; Jan Robertson
Call Number N 6537 H364 A2 1985
ARK ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj
Topic Artists; Painters; First person narrative
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 327930
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj

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Title Basket of Chips, page 102
Description A Bmket of Chips there was a lawless element in the west which gave terror to all, until the Johnston's army located at Camp Floyd.' This lawless group figured quite extensively in the early history of Utah. The operations of this gang were in the vicinity of the point of the mountain," Lehi, and the Cedar valley where the army located. Just before the army arrived my father was suspected of being in touch with the government. Bill Hickman and Porter Rockwell were the leaders of the outlaw gang,4 and my father gives the following interesting account: `Captain Sidney Willes was ordered to take his company and proceed to Fillmore . . . . When we arrived back in Lehi, we could not find our houses, as they had been moved to form a part of the fort which had been built in our absence.' " Gardner, History of Lehi, vi, 69-71. J. T. Harwood's painting The Old Fort IKzZl in Lehi, Utah, looks south from the corner of Second South and First West, in 1882. The residence of James Harwood, Sr., is to the right. Ibid., frontispiece. See Ellsworth, Utnh's Hednge, 162-65, 210-12 on Walkara and the Walker War. James Harwood continued "When we got home in the fall [1853) we found great changes. We lived in the fort a year or two until it became too much crowded, emigrants coming in every year . . . . In the year 1857, a new Governor with other officials were appointed [Alfred Cumming, governor; D. R. Eckles, chief justice; Charles E. Sinclair and John Cradlebaugh, associate justices] to take the place of Brigham Young as governor of the Territory, but were not allowed to take their seats, consequently it brought on what was then known as the Mor- mon Rebellion and . . . during the term of President Buchanan, congress sent a large army to Utah to enforce the seating of the officials . . . . The fall of 57, the militia was called out into the mountains to meet the U. S. Army . . . . I was one amongst the number sent . . . . In the spring a commission was sent from Washington to Utah & an agreement made between Brigham Young and the new governor and the troops came in and camped over in Cedar Valley named Camp Floyd." Harwood, "Autobiography," 13, 14-15, 17; Harwood account of the "Echo Canyon War" in Gardner, Histoq of Lehi, 128-31. 2 Camp Floyd (Fairfield, Utah) was established by Johnston's Army "imme- diately after its arrival in Utah in June 1858." The army consisted of "some 3,500 officers, enlisted men and civilian employees . . . . There were 586 horses . . . 500 wagons and 3,000 mules . . . the largest troop concentration then in the United States." Roylance, Utnh, 5 0 3-4. 3 The Point of the Mountain is a popular name for the "natural divide be- tween Salt Lake and Utah valleys, a low barrier known technically as the Traverse Mountains . . . . Lehi [the first town south] . . . was named for a Book of Mor- mon prophet." Ibid., 503, 531, 537. G "Orrin Porter Rockwell ( 1813-1878), one of the colorful figures of Mor- mondom . . . [was] A self-appointed bodyguard for Joseph Smith [and] . . . also a bodyguard for Brigham Young. For years he served as sheriff and marshal and kept a mail station near the Point of the Mountain, Salt Lake County, where the 102
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Source A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 327582
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327582