Forty-niner in Utah, page 066

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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 066
Description Frontier Utah ocean of land, indeed these vast plains closely resemble both in atmospheric phenomena & in the appearance of the ground, the dry bed of some mighty sea. we eat, soon had the effect The heat, with the quantity of producing bilious fevers of grease & before our journey here was accomplished half of our numbers had suffered from this Complaint, we were much mistaken when we thought the route a healthy one, the road is marked with the graves of the victims to Californian fever.3 Turning over the leaves ofmyj ournal I find the foll owing account of a night on the Prairie one of many similar; June 1% We had not been an hour in our tents before one of the dreadful storms swept over us first the horizon was of the deepest purple illuminated occasionally by flashes of forked lightening, the accompanying rain resembled at the distance which we stood a ragged cloud descending to the earth, I cannot describe the startling effect of the thunder Heavens high artillery, distinct claps each resembling some immense cannon shaking the very earth. I have a full notion of the sublimity & grandeur of these storms but cannot write my impression, directly the storm reached us the tent seek shelter in the best way was we blown down & we were left to could. I dragged my things & myself under a waggon, but soon I found myself lying in a pool with saturated blankets, I then crawled into a waggon & in a cramped position, bitten horribly by musquitos, I passed an em-
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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 327751
Reference URL