Distance: 1,236 miles from Nauvoo
This is a very prominent rock formation near the Utah-Wyoming border.
It was near here that Brigham Young became ill with what was probably
Rocky Mountain Spotted Tick Fever during the advance push into the
Salt Lake Valley. As a result, he entered the Valley in a bed in
the back of Wilford Woodruff's wagon, two days after the scouting
12 July 1847
[Brigham] Young was taken very sick awhile before we halted. After
resting two hours the camp moved on again, except President Young
and Kimball's wagons, who concluded to remain there today on account
of the President's sickness" (William Clayton's Journal ,
14 July 1847
Young is a little better. The fever rages harder than ever on me.
Br. Lorenzo Young and many others look upon me as dangerously ill.
I so considered myself and so told the brethren that if no relief
came in the hour, they might dig a hole to put me in. . . . Rested
some this night" (Albert Perry Rockwood, Diary, 14 July 1847, Family
and Church History Department Archives, The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints).
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