Exploring the Great Salt Lake: The Stansbury Expedition of 1849-50
1989·Salt Lake City, UT
by Madsen, Brigham D.
Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press, 1989. First University of Utah Press edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. 889pp. Octavo [24 cm] in pale grey cloth. Light edgewear to jacket, two 1/4" tears and light smudging to jacket rear cover; boards are crisp and unworn; light spotting to textblock edges, else interior is clean and tight. Slight mustiness. Two folding maps in pocket on rear pastedown. Volume 22, Publications in the American West. With 2 maps in the rear pocket. Stansbury's expedition was of great importance, comparable to those headed by John C. Fremont and James H. Simpson. He was given instructions to study the Mormons and their settlements, the neighboring Indian tribes, to find a supply route from Salt Lake City to the Oregon Trail, and to undertake a detailed study of the natural resources of the region. (Inventory #: 48243)
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