Crossing the plains with ox teams in 1862

Crossing the plains with ox teams in 1862

Dates: approximately 1900

Typescript with handwritten corrections and photocopies of the item. Boquist writes of her journey from Mt. Sterling, Van Buren Co., Iowa to California in 1862. She travelled on the Oregon and California trails staying three days in Salt Lake City, Utah, "a beautiful little city." The local inhabitants came to buy what they had to sell at higher cost than the items were worth, and they were warned by a Mormon widow against the tyrannical rule of Brigham Young saying many "were kept there against their will." Boquist also writes about encounters with Ute Indians and other Indian groups.

  • Extent: 1 item (22 p.)(+ photocopy version)(0.07 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Boquist, Laura Brewster
  • Call Number: MSS SC 2203
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Initial citation: MSS SC 2203; Crossing the plains with ox teams in 1862; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 2203, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Jean Wunderlich in 1984.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Jean Wunderlich; 1984.
Subject Terms
Young, Brigham, 1801-1877; California National Historic Trail; Immigration and American Expansion; Indians of North America--History; Mormons--Utah--Salt Lake City--History; Oregon National Historic Trail--History; Overland journeys to the Pacific--History; Overland Journeys to the Western United States; Salt Lake City (Utah)--History; Ute Indians--History--Sources; West (U.S.)--History
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Crossing the plains with ox teams in 1862
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Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-05T04:09-0700
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American pioneer.

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