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Crossing the plains with ox teams in 1862

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2203

Scope and Contents

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.


  • approximately 1900


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Open for public research.

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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Crossing the plains with ox teams in 1862 must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical note

American pioneer.


1 item (22 p.)(+ photocopy version)(0.07 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Jean Wunderlich in 1984.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jean Wunderlich; 1984.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Regsiter of Crossing the plains with ox teams in 1862
Benjamin Sipes
2010 October 1
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States