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Brigham Young Journals

July 21, 1847

Summary: Advance camp scouts to Salt Lake valley.

Journal entry: Wednesday. The advance company crossed the little mountain and camped in Emigration Kanyon. Ilders Orson Pratt and Erastus Snow rode to the mouth of the kanyon, when they emerged from the same into an open valley apparently about 30 miles long by 20 broad at the northwest of which the extensive waters of Salt Lake glistened in the sun.

They descended into the valley, made a circuit of about ten miles and returned to camp at 9 p.m.