Exploring the Great Salt Lake: The Stansbury Expedition of 1849-50
Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: University of Utah Press
Date Published: 1989
Edition: First University of Utah Press edition
Condition: Very good
Book Id: 48243
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.