Forty-niner in Utah, page 139

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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 139
Description April-June 1850 blocks of granulite some pure & others stained with oxide of iron; I picked up & stuck in a grease bush, a fine scull & horns of an elk which had bleached perfectly white from its salt bath & subsequent exposure on the beach33 having rambled all day, I felt exceedingly tired & was glad to reach camp, where I enjoyed tea & bacon & still more the al fresco bed we made on the sandy shores of this great inland sea. Thursday Apl25. The day proving too wet & stormy for Mr Carrington to carry on his operations, we sheltered in a cave34 which although not very spacious or commodious accomodated the party. Availing myself of the shelter I sketched the beach from a cavern W. of the one in which we had kindled a fire, & a position which commanded a view of Antelope Island & the mountains on the main shore which were at this time through the mist imper- fectly developed.35 Friday AplZ. Before leaving this friendly cavern I made a draw- ing of our retreat,36 which upon this occasion we shared in common with some wasps whose ingenious nests resembling an egg in shape & constructed of mud hung dependant from the roof of the cave. In the course of my perambulations I obtained a good view from the beach embracing the mound upon which the station is built & part of the Promontory range of mountains 33 Prickly pear was an important food element for the wrens, rabbits, chipmunks, ground squirrels, and kangaroo rats found in the area while the "wild parsley" mentioned by Hudson was probably Desert Parsley, Lomatium grayii. Rowley, in Gwynn, Great Salt Lake, identifies fifteen different species of mice which now inhabit the lake region. As for the elk "scull," it must have been washed from the mainland, because Fremont Island offered very little in the way of food for large or small mammals. John C. Fremont re- corded of his visit to the island, "we did not meet with any kind of animal; a magpie, and another larger bird, . . . were the only living things seen during our stay." Gwynn, Great Salt Lake, pp. 301-2, 346, 348; Fremont, Expedition, p. 510. calls Hudson's "cave" an "overhanging rock." Carrington, Journal, 34 Carrington April, p. 5. 25 35 mon t's The sketch, opposi I. and Promontory te page 163 in the Range-Looking Stansbury Report, is called "West End of Fre- North. G.S. Lake." the 36 The sketch is titled "Cave on Stansbury Report. Fremont's Island ." and is found opposite page 171 in 139
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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 327824
Reference URL