Forty-niner in Utah, page 191

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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 191
Description April-June 1850 Thursday June 27 The chaining of the G.S.L. was at length over & both Officers & Men were devoutly thankful for its consummation. We left our camp the last & soon after breakfast & turned the prow of our vessel in the direction of Antelope I. The wind an ordinary circum- stance, proved right ahead & we had to stick to the oars, the sun sun darted his burning rays upon us & made the exercise not a little fatigueing; we drank prodigious quantitys of water & one of the men had a dose externally as well as internally, standing in the bow of the boat its motion upset his perpendicularity & he caught a ducking in the lake. After we rounded the n point of Antelope, the wind which would now have been in our favour died away & our expectation of a sail was disappointed. The eastern shore of the Island is covered with innumerable quantitys of the fly before mentioned, these extend into the lake as far as the eye can reach covering thickly a long bend composed of larvae & scum. The effluvia arising from the numberless dead is noisome in the extreme. As the season advances the water gets increasingly clear this is owing to the turbid waters from the adjacent mountains having ceased to flow into the lake the bottom can now be easily per- ceived at a considerable depth. A gale of wind sprung up from the N E during the Eveng & the boat sped merrily along under its influence, we did not however long benefit by the favourable breeze as she ran her nose plump into a sand bank & we had to wade some distance to the shore. We found Lt Gunnison camped upon Mr Garr's herd ground & this meeting of the boys was sufficiently uproarious'54 Friday ]une 28 Cap S. no longer requiring the services of many of the men hitherto employed a considerable number started in a waggon for the City The Cap & Mr C also mounted horses & trotted off in the same direction the one to transact business & the latter upon a 154 Gunnison's men were camped at Garr's herd ground, but the lieutenant had already left for Salt Lake City expecting to find Stansbury there. Stansbury, Journal, vol. 5, 27 June. 191
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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 327876
Reference URL