Forty-niner in Utah, page 187

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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 187
Description April-June 1850 this eminence had a noble view of the lake with the long rugged outline of Antelope I. & the Wahsatch range.`" It was very warm & not having drank during the morning I hastily descended & made towards Carringtons party who were in sight intending to refresh by a pull at a canteen; their water was however long exhausted, 143 & I had to continue my way with a parched mouth from excessive thirst. I had walked about 2 miles when with keen delight I perceived green canes, the dagger grass & rushes, a sure index of water. I soon found a little spring bubbling up in the sand which after spreading on all sides for a little distance emptied itself into the lake. Having brushed away the flys which lay thick upon it, I slaked my thirst by a long drink & refreshed myself still further by a wash, four days later & it would have been one month since I enjoyed this indispensable luxury. Satury June 22 The camp was situated at the base of the most considerable eminence upon the I. The ascent appears almost per- pendicular yet it is thickly scattered over with cedar. I made a sketch of this spot.144 Lining the shores are myriads of a small black fly, it is im- possible to conceive their number the bushes & rocks close by the lake are black with them & they fly in a dark cloud at our approach. these insects are not met with but within a few yards of the lake. 142 The Wasatch Mountains, one of the major barrier ranges of the West, extend along the east side of Great Salt Lake and some of the peaks tower above 11,200 feet, or more than 7,000 feet higher than the level of the lake. The section of the range closest to the lake is Farmington Mountain, a rather narrow and straight eminence. Running north and south and parallel with the Wasatch Range, the Wasatch structural trough and fault zone form the basin occupied by the great inland sea. Gwynn, Great Salt Lake, pp. 55, 58. 143 Carrington was, however, more specific and rather blunt as usual, "hindered 2 hours or more having to send for water on act of folly of skiff hands." Carrington, Journal, 21 June, p. 37. 144 This view, captioned "East-Side of Stansbury's Island" is found opposite page 210 in the Stansbury Report. Camp No. 25 was situated on the east shore of Stansbury Island, a little over six miles south of the north end. During this day the captain moved again to Camp No. 26, four miles farther, "near the Southern end of the island." By this time, Carrington was losing all patience with his crew, "called hands to strike tents to move camp-hands abominably lazy about geting up, even those who have slept 1~ yester- day-" Stansbury, Journal, vol. 5,22 June; Carrington, Journal, 22 June, p. 37. 187
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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 327872
Reference URL