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Little Sandy Crossing

On Monday evening, June 28, 1847, Brigham Young and the Mormon Pioneers met James Bridger and party near this place.  Both companies encamped here over night and conferred at length regarding the route and the possibility of establishing and sustaining a large population in the valley of the Great Salt Lake.  Bridger tried to discourage the undertaking.  In this conference he is reported to have said that he would give one thousand dollars for the first bushel of corn grown in the Salt Lake Valley.

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