Monday, February 12, 2007

Gunnison/Beckwith Reports

From: "Wendell Huffman"

... regarding Gunnison's authorship of the report in Vol. 2 of the Army's Pacific Railroad Survey, Gunnison was killed before ever reaching Salt Lake City in 1854. (He had been previously-1849-50 I believe-with the Stansbury expedition). How much of that report can be attributed to Gunnison is subject to doubt, but I believe what we read is properly credited to Beckwith, who had the time to write in while wintering in Salt Lake after Gunnison's death.


Wendell W. Huffman
Curator of History
Nevada State Railroad Museum
2180 South Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
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