Archive for August, 2012

August Announcement for the Utah Westerners

2012 Short Summer Excursion

“Show and Tell” Program –

Western and Early Utah Materials from the Church History Museum and Library 

We are returning to the LDS Church History Library by popular demand after a very successful 2010 program. The focus will be on Western and early Mormon Utah.

Glenn Rowe, Bill Slaughter, Peter Crawley and Paul Geddes will guide members throughout the evening.  Brad Westwood will act as wrangler for the evening.

A sampling of what will be shown: 

  • List of recorded brands [Salt Lake City? 1850?], 20 p. The first brand book printed in American, issued serially a 4-page sheet at a time, beginning in Feb 1850.
  • Rules and regulations for the emigrants on board the ship [New York? 1846?]; Broadside. Issued February 4th 1846, prior to the sailing of the Brooklyn, bound for California.
  • California Star, v. 1-2 1847-1848. Sam Brannan took his New York press on the Brooklyn, undoubtedly intending to use it to publish a Mormon newspaper in California.  On January 9th he issued the first number of the California Star—the first newspaper in San Francisco, the second in California.
  • General epistle from the Council of the Twelve Apostles [St. Louis, 1848], 8 p. 25.1 cm; unopened sheet, crisp and clean. Dictated by Willard Richards to Robert Campbell on December 16th–17th, 1847, and printed in 3000 copies at the St. Louis Republican in January 1848; this epistle recounts the journey of the pioneer company to the Salt Lake Valley.
  • William Clayton.  The Latter-day Saints’ emigrants’ guide (St. Louis, 1848), 24 p.  John Taylor’s copy of the most famous, and best, of all the early overland guide books, tabulated by Clayton on the return trip from the Salt Lake Valley to Council Bluffs.
  • 50¢ Great Salt LakeCity printed bank note, 20 Jan 1849. The first instance of printing in the Great Basin, struck off by Brigham H. Young and Thomas Bullock on a small press made by Truman O. Angell.
  • Chief’s blanket, acquired by Jacob Hamblin trading with Navajo; one of the earliest blanket styles known.
  • Colt revolvers, a gift by Samuel Colt to Brigham Young.

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Utah Westerners Field Trips 1989-2012

2012 California Gold Fields

2011 Fur Trade Rendezvous

2010 Land of the Hopi & Highway 89

2009 Loneliest Highway & Ely

2008 Mesa Verde

2007 Utah Wars

2006 Nebraska Trail, Fur Trade & Sioux Wars

2005 Central Idaho

2004 Monument Valley & Canyon De Chelly

2003 Nine Mile, Uintah Basin & Baxter Pass

2002 The Black Hills

2001 Fort Limhi & Big Hole

2000 Meeker Massacre & Saratoga

1999 Montana with Roy Souder

1998 Bear River Massacre & City of Rocks

1997 Northern New Mexico & Santa Fe

1996 Mountain Meadows, Parawon Gap & Lee’s Ferry

1995 Southern Arizona, Tuscon, Nogales & Tombstone

1994 Wyoming, Montana & Buffalo Bill Museum

1993 Wyoming, Sheriden & Custer Battlefield

1992 Donner Trail & Pass

1991 Fur Trade Rendezvous

1990 Mesa Verde

1989 Eastern Wyoming

August 10, 2012 at 9:35 am 1 comment

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