*1855* Stansbury SALT LAKE UTAH EXPEDITION & MORMAN REPORT + New Rocky Mtn Route

" Stansbury's Report along with Gunnison's book, The Mormons, provided the outside world with an objective look at the Mormons of Utah as well as with a scientific appraisal of the resources and fauna and flora of this section of the Great Basin." - Brigham D. Madsen. Flake/Draper 8359. Howes S894. Wagner/Camp 219:1. Scallawagiana 45. Wheat 764, 765. Fales/Flake 53. Auerbach 1255. Graff 3947. Howard Stansbury was a major in the U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers. His most notable achievement was leading a two-year expedition (1849-1851) to survey the Great Salt Lake and its surroundings. The expedition report entitled "Exploration and survey of the valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, including a reconnaissance of a new route through the Rocky Mountains" was published in 1852 providing the first serious scientific exploration of the flora and fauna of the Great Salt Lake Valley as well as a favorable impression of the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who had settled there beginning in 1847.
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An Expedition to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah:
Including
a Description of Its Geography, Natural History, and Minerals, and an Analysis of Its Waters:
With an Authentic Account of the Mormon Settlement.
Illustrated by Numerous Beautiful Plates, from Drawings
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