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

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Title Forty-niner in Utah, page 180
Description board she having encountered a violent passage from the last encampment124 Exploring Great Salt Lake 1 gale of wind upon her Friday June 14 [marginal note] 20th Encamp.) We left the encamp- ment later than usual, as it rained violently during the night & continued stormy, the boys did not turn out with their usual alacrity. The temperature this morning is decidedly cool; such weather is unprecedented for the season of the year but it is fortu- nate that it proves so as during very hot weather working upon this sand plain would be insupportable. After having left the tents & equipage at a point near which the Cap supposed the chain line would terminate for the day, he started with a favourable wind for Antelope I. to kill a beef for the use of the party.`25 The rain had converted the flats into seas of sticky mud, through which the chain dragged so heavily that a third chain man was employed in holding it up at the centre. About 2 P.M. a rather violent storm swept over us. The line ran along alternate patches of grease & sage bushes & sand or mud flats presenting nothing unusual or worthy of remark. The camp was situated about two miles from the last picket & the way led over a plain of sand as level & smooth as a billiard table S&&y ]une I5 The day was spent in an examination of the lake southward, that a good situation might be found to which the 124 Stansbury deplored the loss of the mast because there was no available timber with which to replace it. The captain ordered the supplies and equipment moved eight to ten miles south to Camp No. 21 where he observed, "Antelope & sheep signs very abundant." Stansbury, Journal, vol. 5, 13 June. 125 The expedition to Antelope Island for water and fresh beef proved as fatiguing as two earlier all-night sails on the salty sea. Stansbury first erected a scaffold in the shallow water at the new Camp No. 22 located at the west shore on a point of a line which could be drawn between Carrington and Stansbury islands and across the lake to the mouth of Weber River. He deposited most of the goods and equipment on the platform to lighten the yawl and then started for the passage between Carrington and Stansbury islands. Finding a sand bar in the way, he was forced to head in a northwesterly direction to try to round Carrington Island but again met a long sand bar extending to the west which necessitated a ten-mile detour to get around it. By this time it was 1090 P.M., so he set sails, ordered the men to rest after their long row, and headed for Antelope Island. Steering all night over the quiet waters, he reached the northeastern shore of the island about two hours after sunrise. Ibid., M-15 June; Stansbury, Report, pp. 203-S 160
Format application/pdf
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 327865
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327865