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Forty-niner in Utah, page 116

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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
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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
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x

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Title Forty-niner in Utah, page 116
Description Exploring Great Salt Lake per wagon. A couple of times the expedition met a detachment from the Mounted R iflemen i n I' `hot pursuit" of fi .ve deser ters. They noted a government ox-train of thirty-one h uge wagons drawn by four hundred oxen under the whips of forty bullwhackers headed for the new military post to be established near Fort Hall. A thunderstorm had destroyed Chimney Rock, but Independence Rock was still being used as a wayside postal register for the names and addresses of intercontinental commuters.' Reaching Fort Bridger on August 11, Stansbury found Gunni- son well enough "to resume his seat in the saddle," and, therefore, determined to reconnoiter a cutoff from Bridger to the Humboldt River while the main party under Lieutenant Gunnison traveled to Salt Lake City by the regular Mormon Road. As the captain ex- plained, the main Oregon Trail by way of Soda Springs and Fort Hall took the California argonauts two degrees north of a direct route to the gold fields, while the newer Mormon Road required one degree of travel northward from the city of the Saints to get around the north end of Great Salt Lake. He proposed to mark out a new road directly from Bear River across the Wasatch Moun- tains to the head of Great Salt Lake. Taking Jim Bridger as guide and accompanied by Dr. James Blake, two other men, and two pack mules, Stansbury left Fort Bridger on August 10 and pro- ceeded by way of Ogden's Hole down North Ogden Canyon into the Valley of the Great Salt Lake to the Mormon Road and Brown's settlement, the site of the present city of Ogden. His reconnaissance convinced him have to follow a route farther n and then through Cache Valley Lieutenant Gunnison's camp at City on August 3OF that the proposed cutoff would .orth by way of Blacksmith's Fork to Great Salt Lake. He arrived at Warm Springs north of Salt Lake During the summer's journey to the Great Basin, the captain "had heard from various sources that much uneasiness was felt by the Mormon community at my anticipated coming among them. I 5 Stansbury, Report, pp. 22,27,55, 69. 6 Ibid., pp. 76-84; Goetzmann, Army Exploration, pp. 220-21; Howard Stansbury, Journal, vol. 3, 30 August, Record Group 77, "Records of the Office of the Chief Engineers," Field Survey Notes, National Archives. 116
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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 327801
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327801