Forty-niner in Utah, page 152

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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
Reference URL

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Title Forty-niner in Utah, page 152
Description Exploring Great Salt Lake fered intolerably from thirst & not succeeding in finding water I redoubled my efforts alternately ploughing my way through sand, & tearing through the thorny bushes. No signs of relief appearing I determined to spend the night under a grease bush, but before carrying this resolution into effect the thirst which my only resource sucking a pebble, would not alleviate urged me to make another effort, I therefore ascended a hill & upon reaching the summit to my joy I hailed the friendly beacon, which spoke so eloquently of rest & relief, immediately upon discovering the camp fires, the excitement which enabled me to keep up, was succeeded by fatigue & lameness & although the tents were not far distant it took me some time to reach camp. So completely will this region answer the term desert, that in the course of this days walk I could discover nothing interesting or attractive, a wretchedly scant vege- tation, not a sign of fresh water & the universal desolation is enhanced by the contiguity of the lake whose briny water would but increase the thirst of the weary traveller? Wednesday May 8. The Captain with the crew of the yaul started for Pelican Island"' situated about 20 miles from the main shore, leaving me to keep camp a repose which my lameness rendered very timely. Having collected the few flowers that "wasted their sweetness on the desert air" rescued them from
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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 327837
Reference URL