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Brigham Young Journals

June 28, 1847

Summary: Jim Bridger and another unfavorable report about the Salt Lake valley.

Journal entry: Monday. Traveled 15 1/4 miles.

Met Cap. James Bridger who said he was ashamed of Fremont's map of this country. Bridger considered it imprudent to bring a large population into the Great Basin until it was ascertained that grain could be raised; He said he would give one thousand dollars for a bushel of corn raised in the Basin.