Forty-niner in Utah, page 184

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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
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Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 327931
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Title Forty-niner in Utah, page 184
Description Exploring Great Salt Lake to Fremonts. large boulders of quarzon rocks & silicious sandstone are scattered upon the sides of the hill & here is situated the finest & most valuable slate found. Specimens of a considerable size were procured as a present to Pres. Young. Mr. C. finished chaining the Island this day, 134 it is about 10 miles in circumference, exclusive of a long sand spit which runs in a S E direction for some distance. Wedy June 19 The yaul conveyed C. & his party to a small Island 4 miles north called Quaker Hat,`"" from an imaginary re- semblance. The morning was passed in the reerection of a station at the highest elevation of Carrington's Is the former one having been thrown down & the cloth stolen by some Indians upon the canvass of which I depicted in charcoal an American in the act of shooting the theif as he was denuding the station of its cloth. This was an hieroglyphical warning that such a fate would be theirs if they persisted in similar depredations. I made a sketch of Stans- bury Island from a favourable point of view of the S extremity of Carringtons136 The midges after we had congratulated ourselves upon their disappearance, annoy us greatly & are further reinforced by mul- titudes of a brown musquito. The weather is now warmer but still a fire is agreeable morning & Eveng Thursy lune 20. The whole party were up with the sun & at an early hour we started for Stansbury's Island;`37 the distance was 134 Carrington's crew found that the triangulation station which had been erected earlier had been torn down by Indians for the cloth which covered it. The remains of their camp fires could be seen nearby. Stansbury wondered why the natives had not also torn down the poles for the nails with which they were fastened together. Stansbury, Journal, vol. 5,18 June. 135 Quaker Hat Island, also known as Bird Island, is about 22 acres in size, round in shape, 90 feet above the water, and is situated 4% miles north of Carrington Island. It is connected by sand bars with Carrington when the level of the lake drops below 4,198 feet. There is practically no vegetation but plenty of black slaty rock. Gwynn, Great Salt Lake, p. 62. 136 This sketch has apparently been lost. 137 Stansbury Island at this time was really a peninsula "occupied by a broad, level plain of sand, thickly overgrown in places by artemisia." It does not acquire the status of 184
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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 327869
Reference URL