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Forty-niner in Utah, page 131

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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 131
Description April-June 1850 April 13th Saturday. The Capt with Mr Carrington & Lieut Gunnison commanding another party, to day commenced the sur- vey" They complain of the difficulty of traversing the lake, it is here a sea of mud & the boats have to be dragged from one point to another. I remained upon the spot where we pitched the camp & from an elevated rocky point made a sketch of the north shore of the lake.`" April 14. Sunday. Capt Stansbury taking into consideration, that the men had laboured hard since the commencement of the campaign, ordered that this day should be one of rest. In the Eveng I made a sketch of Rocky Gate which is our third encampmentT3 April 15th Monday Started abt 7 a.m. upon a sketching expe- dition; after crossing the bed of the lake at this time dry smooth & level, I ascended the Promontory range of mountains4 with the expectation of gaining a peak from which I could view the distant horizon at all points of the compass; but in this I did not succeed, for when I had clambered to the summit of one Peak still another towered some 800 feet above me, tired of descending ravines again to clamber up a precipice, I abandoned my original design & con- tented myself with two thirds of the horizon; a view that was abundantly comprehensive as it embraced a considerable portion l1 Gunnison and his men were assigned to survey the eastern side of Bear River Bay while Stansbury and Peninsula. S tansbury, their crew along the eastern shore of Promontory Carrington led Report, p. 166. tion, l2 This sketch appears opposite page 165 in the Stansbury Report "Landi ng to Encamp. Shores of Great Salt Lake. Bear River Bay." and carries the cap- l3 There is a sketch, opposite page 166 in the Stansbury Report titled "Valley Between Promontory Range and Rocky Butte-Camp No. 2 G.S. Lake." This must be a view completed while Hudson was at Camp No. 3, and it may well be the picture of "Rocky Gate" he mentions. l4 The Promontory Range is the northern extension of an island chain which trends south by southwest to include Fremont and Antelope islands. The Promontory Mountains separate Bear River Bay from the north arm of Great Salt Lake on the west. They vary from four to eight miles in width, are about thirty miles in length, and rise 1,800 feet above the level of the lake. With sufficient moisture to permit grazing, the mountains also contained a million dollars or so worth of zinc and lead ores, a resource which is presently untapped. Gwynn, Great Salt Lake, pp. 57, 60. 131
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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 327816
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327816