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Forty-niner in Utah, page 190

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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
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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 190
Description Exploring Great Salt Lake base. The mountain apparently so rugged & bare when viewed at a distance we found covered with luxuriant growth of grass some new varieties of flowers which were placed in the herbarium which I carried with me groves of large but stunted cedar, & we met also with the mountain mahogany, a very hard & beautifully varie- gated wood. Is1 Near the top some views of tremendous beauty are disclosed: huge masses of seamed & jagged rocks rear themselves to a towering height & look frowningly down upon the verdant & sombre glens dotted with pine & cedar while at a greater distance across a ridge over which the declining sun was pouring a golden stream of light we obtained a prospect of the shining lake & mountains mellowed to a purple tint by the distance. It was a superb picture & I much regret that the little time allowed gave me but opportunity to make a slight & insufficient mem. of the scene. Is2 A large station was erected & after Capt S & Mr C had made a few observations we started to return by another way than that by which we mounted. if we found the ascent difficult it was trifling compared to the ruggedness of descent. We forced a path down a dry water course strewed with gigantic boulders & splintered rocks hurled from the mountain by some impetuous torrent. I lost my equilibrium temper & portfolio several times before this was ac- complished but recovered all in sufficient time to reach the boat with the rest. Several fossils were found at the summit. We soon reached our encampment & attacked the supper ready for us with an appetite justif ied by exercise. Is3 is1 The mountain mahogany (genus-Crocarpus; family-Rosaceae) has a gray bark and reddish wood and contributes to the browse type of vegetation found at higher eleva- tions of the Promontory, Hogup, and Stansbury mountains. Gwynn, Great Salt Lake, p. 337. ls2 There is no record of this sketch. is3 Stansbury was quite impressed with the island as a range for stock with its good grass cover and "abundant springs of pure, soft water." He thought it "superior to either Tuilla Valley or Antelope Island" because of the protection the island afforded from winter storms. Stansbury, Report, p. 211. 190
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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 327875
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v1242x/327875