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Title: Frémont and ’49 : the story of a remarkable career and its relation to the exploration and development of our western territory, especially of California
Year: 1914 (1910s)
Authors: Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935
Subjects: Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890 Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890 Discoveries in geography Explorers
Publisher: New York London : G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Contributing Library: Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection
Digitizing Sponsor: The Institute of Museum and Library Services through an Indiana State Library LSTA Grant
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reen and Colorado rivers free from canyons. Just abovethe mouth of Ashley Creek is the end of Split-MountainCanyon, the termination also of the first section of canyons,beginning with Flaming Gorge, and broken only by BrownsHole towards which the caravan is heading. ^ Fremont keptto the left or west of these gorges, camping high up on themountainside on the night of the 6th of June at an altitudeof 7300 feet, whence they had a view of the Colorado below,shut up amongst rugged mountains. He is hardly nearenough to any canyon to be looking into it, and I surmisehe sees the river in Island Park, a brief interval betweenWhirlpool and Split-Mountain canyons. It was in UintaValley (which extends from Split Mountain to the Canyon The canyons of the Colorado may be divided into five general groups:(i) from Flaming Gorge to Uinta Valley; (2) Uinta Valley to GunnisonCrossing; (3) Gunnison Crossing to the mouth of the Paria (Pahreeah); (4)the Paria to the Grand Wash; and 5, all below that point.
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The Canyon of Lodore, Green River, Wyoming Fremont in 1844 passed just west of this canyon going north and at one point could look down into it. This canyon is twenty miles long and 2500 feet deep Photograph by E. O. Beaman Fort Davy Crockett 273 of Desolation), where the parallel of 40° 19 cuts the Green,that Escalante crossed in 1776 and travelled west as faras Utah Lake by very much the same route that Fremonthas just come over. The Escalante account says 41° 19,but that would be in Green River Valley, which is out of thequestion. There is a mistake of one degree. After a pleasant journey, on May 7th, through beautifullittle valleys and a high mountain country (east end of theUinta Mountains) they descended at evening through asteep and rocky ravine into Browns Hole, now BrownsPark, the name having been changed by Major Powell forthe sake of euphony, and because the Hole is a fine park-like valley, and not a hole in any sense. I once met a pioneerwho was much nettled at what he c
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