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Over the Rim : the Parley P. Pratt exploring expedition to Southern Utah, 1849-50

Author: William B Smart; Donna Toland Smart
Publisher: Logan, UT : Utah State University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the Rim is the first book about an important but little-known expedition sent by Brigham Young to explore southern Utah. Led by Mormon apostle Parley P. Pratt, the party traveled from Salt Lake City south across the rim of the Great Basin to the Virgin River near future St. George. They brought back to Mormon leaders their first detailed portrait of the country to the south that the church planned to settle. By  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Over the Rim.
Logan, UT : Utah State University Press, c1999
(DLC) 99006764
(OCoLC)41892400
Named Person: Parley P Pratt
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William B Smart; Donna Toland Smart
ISBN: 9780874213546 0874213541 0585164339 9780585164335
OCLC Number: 44961072
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 270 p.) : ill., maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
The journals --
Great Salt Lake to San Pete --
San Pete to the Little Salt Lake --
Over the rim to Dixie --
Exploration of Little Salt Lake and Cedar Valleys and beyond --
Reunion and celebration --
The long, cold trip home --
The official report --
Epilogue --
Appendices --
Related papers --
Biographies of expedition members --
Robert Campbell's Ute alphabet --
Robert Campbell's emigrant guides --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: William B. Smart and Donna T. Smart, editors.

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Over the Rim is the first book about an important but little-known expedition sent by Brigham Young to explore southern Utah. Led by Mormon apostle Parley P. Pratt, the party traveled from Salt Lake City south across the rim of the Great Basin to the Virgin River near future St. George. They brought back to Mormon leaders their first detailed portrait of the country to the south that the church planned to settle. By 1849, the new Mormon settlement at Great Salt Lake City was taking on an air of permanence as companies of Latter-day Saints continued to arrive. Brigham Young and other leaders nee.

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