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Crossing the plains with ox teams in 1862

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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...
Dates: approximately 1900

History of my father, Stephen Bliss Moore, and my mother, Eleanor Colton Moore : pioneers and children of pioneers

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Identifier: MSS 290
Scope and Contents Typewritten biography of Stephen Bliss Moore and his wife, Eleanor Colton Moore. Stephen and Eleanor were Mormon pioneers who married in 1857. They lived in Salt Lake City, Utah, near the "Indian Farm" by Spanish Fork, Utah, at the Tintic Mining district near Eureka, Utah, and near Provo, Utah. They had encounters with Ute Indians. Stephen worked as a miner, rancher, and as a grower of fruit trees. Lott often quotes from diaries and letters in the biography of her parents. Also...
Dates: 1857-1953