• Creator
  • Bullock, Thomas, 1816-1885
  • Description
  • Hand drawn map of the layout of Winter Quarters, or Florence, Nebraska in the winter of 1846-1847. Thomas Bullock's "Poor Camp Journal" of Thursday, 17 December 1846, notes: "I made a map of Winter Quarters." It is not known if this item is the one made on this date, but it clearly dates from this period. This plat map of Winter Quarters (located north of Omaha, Nebraska today) reveals the basic influence of Joseph Smith's 1833 Plat of the Cit... more
    Hand drawn map of the layout of Winter Quarters, or Florence, Nebraska in the winter of 1846-1847. Thomas Bullock's "Poor Camp Journal" of Thursday, 17 December 1846, notes: "I made a map of Winter Quarters." It is not known if this item is the one made on this date, but it clearly dates from this period. This plat map of Winter Quarters (located north of Omaha, Nebraska today) reveals the basic influence of Joseph Smith's 1833 Plat of the City of Zion, a model used by Mormons before and after their movement into the Great Basin. At no time did the population of Winter Quarters exceed 4,000. This suggests that more than 7,000 other westward-moving members established themselves in the ninety other communities on the east side of the Missouri River that have so far been identified, or in a variety of Mormon settlements then spread across Iowa. The importance of Winter Quarters was established by the presence of Brigham Young and many of the Apostles, who had temporary homes there. Winter Quarters was abandoned in 1848. less
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