Forty-niner in Utah, page 186

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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 186
Description Exploring Great Salt Lake flowers, various grasses wild barley &c. & is eminently fitted for the location of a numerous herd of cattle, to which purpose it will no doubt as the increasing wants of the community render it desir- able it will be applied. In my walk along the shore I came upon quite a little grove of cedar growing out of a loose white drift sand the gigantic roots of these trees cannot fail to strike the observer as being apparently out of proportion to the size of the tree they pro- trude out of the ground in thick seamy branches at a distance of several yards from the main trunk from which they diverge in every direction. I made a sketch of the lake with Carringtons I. the S. & part of W shore with an unusually good forground of the above mentioned trees.`39 The day has been pleasantly warm. A bough of a tree with a bright green leaf & having berrys strongly acidulous was brought into the tent at Eveng; it is called Stink wood by the Indians & from the berry they make a tea? I thought the taste very agreeable it being similar in taste to a lemon Friday June 21 Before leaving the Camping ground I made a sketch of the bold & precipitous peak of the Island, with large masses of black limestone somewhat resembling from one point of view a turreted castle.14' There are no signs of fresh water upon the western side of the Island. The weather being much warmer the midges again perse- cute us intolerably to avoid their attacks I left the brush & rambled along the shore, crossing a ridge at the n. end of the Island a little valley presented itself about a mile across covered with nutritious grasses segos wild onions &c. I ascended the hill facing me & from 139 This sketch may be the one carries the title "Carrington's Island, found opposite page 208 in the Stansbury Report and from Stansbury's Island, West Side." i40 The "Stink wood," whose fruit Hudson sampled, was probably the serviceberry (Amelanchier utahensis) which disports white, showy flowers and produces a purplish berry that is delicious fresh or dry. John Hudson might have been delighted to know that the berries are also excellent in pie or wine. Treshow, Guide to the Woody Plants, p. 139. 141 The view described here is one of the several sketches acquired with the Hudson letters and is entitled "West Side of Stansbury Island Taken from Camping ground of 21 June/SO." 186
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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 327871
Reference URL