Black Rock Ghosts

"You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is not focused"

Mark Twain

Black Rock is on the northern tip of the Oquirrh Mountains where the province ends abruptly on the southern shore of Lake Sós. This is a very historic place and it is absolutely a shame that it is in a state like that. Black Rock is now a place where fools are throwing graffiti or rubbish. There are some old spots, big concrete blocks, which undoubtedly served as a flutter in many resorts that have been here for years. The old supports of the disappeared piers break out from the salt water at the edge of the inland sea. The place is a kind of skeleton with the ghostly history of rock

Many years ago, Black Rock was a very different place. Lush grasses, reeds and rushes were found at the shore of the lake in this area. The streams of pure, crystal clear water fed by the melting mountains of the Oquirrh Mountains reached this area into the lake. One of the first mention of Black Rock is Heinrich Lienhard Journal. In this magazine, Lienhard reported every day what he had observed and experienced as a member of the emigrant party passing through Utah, and only a few weeks before the Donner Party crossed the Salt Lake Desert.

Here is an excerpt from this journal: "August 8, 1846; near this spring there was a huge, isolated, rounded rock, under which a cave was located, and those who entered, found a human skeleton. " It is obvious that at that time the party was around Black Rock, but this description of Black Rock or one of the many caves and rocks on the hill at the foot of the Oquirrh Mountains is not clear to me. There have been numerous reports of archaic human remains found in caves around Black Rock. The area had to be of importance to the ancestors because it was a very utilized burial place. University archaeologists have studied the sites widely and gained a lot of knowledge of these peoples who have long lived in this area.

In 1850, Captain Howard Stansbury conducted a survey of Salt Lake and neighboring areas. Black Rock was used for various purposes. Captain Stansbury has carefully recorded this expedition, and these records came into being: "Journey to the Valley of the Great Salt Valley of Utah – including analysis of geography, natural history and minerals, and water analysis. Captain Howard Stansbury – Captain; US Army Corps of Topographic Engineers. This volume is another personal favorite about the history of Utah.

The following details of the Black Rock volume are described on April 19, 1850; at the northern point of the station (island of Stansbury), I was going to set up a station on the Black Hill, on the southern shore of the lake, between a large island, the two islands (Antelope and Stansbury). Stansbury has built up triangulation stations at the top of the islands and other prominent sights. Continued on April 20, 1850; fresh stork blowing from the north-west, which continued to grow during the day. The wind was too cold, and the men were forced to wrap themselves in Buffalo's skin. We went to the Black Rock, more than 20 miles away in 3 hours, previously framed with sawn timber cut in the mountains, and brought to the site for this purpose, but the party's strength was not enough to lift it. Stansbury claims that the next day they could set up the station at the top of the Black Rock, and that it was the crew of the Black Rock ship camp when he left for Salt Lake.

has returned to Black Rock, Stansbury has decided to try a theory that he "Before leaving Black Rock, I tried to preserve the lake water to preserve meat. they were immersed in the lake for more than twelve hours when they found that they were allowed to corn well, and then all the beef that was operated beside the lake was packed in barrels without salt, then the pots were filled with the lake water and no further care or preparation was needed and the meat remained perfectly sweet, although it was constantly exposed to the sun. the most pproved methods. We were really forced to mix fresh water with this natural saline solution to prevent our meat from being too salt for today 's use – we took very little days to change the beef character to the "Salt Junk" sailor

When I visited Black Rock, and I stood on the edge of the breakwater, listening to the rocks against the rocks, imagining that Captain Stansbury and his crew were traveling in their ship around the lake. I think these men camped on the site and built a high-station station on this rock.

Stansbury was not the only one who followed the waters of the lake. In 1854, Brigham Young built a ship and called it Timely Gull in honor of the seagulls that saved the saints from the cricket streams. Timeely Gull was used for recreational purposes and for transporting animals transported to Antilope Island. The ship was basically a 45 meter barge with a sail. Timely Gull worked for 4 years on the shore of the lake at the Black Rock harbor, until the storm broke off the harbor and passed the lake to the shore where it was wrecked.

I was walking around Black Rock and looking for a possible route to the top. It was cold, gray, February, and the sun was gone. It seemed that the flashing of stroboscopes in the eastern Kennecott Smelter stacked the next darkness with revenge. The wind is blowing a little harder and the waves are getting bigger and now they are collapsing against the rocks. As the darkness to come and the realization that I do not want to wait on the rock in the dark, I found a groove on the western side that provided relatively easy access to the top of the rock.

I stood in the breeze and surveyed the scene. It seems crunchy, but with a lonely and sad feeling, and with a creepy feeling, I am not alone. I don't necessarily believe in ghosts, but if I did, I would probably avoid Black Rock because I had previously described my feelings before I met Charley White's story.

Mildred Mercer wrote a fine piece in the history of Black Rock and found in "Tooele County History – Volume I", the Tooele County daughters of the Utah Pioneers in 1961. When Captain Stansbury and his dress visited Black Rock in 1850, his assistant, Lieutenant John W. Gunnison (Gunnison died on the banks of the Sevier River in 1853, in the western part of Delta, when the masses of the Indians were destroyed) said he was a Mr. Charley White and his wife built a hut on the shore of the lake and had a salt-producing business. Gunnison noticed that Mr. White had 6 large – 10 gallon kettles. It boiled 60 gallons of water at once and produced 300 pounds of salt per day. Gunnison stated that he could get 1 bucket of salt from every 4 waters.

Charley White ran bovine bone around the Black Rock and had constant problems with the Indians, her stock. It seems everyone was not good in the White House, and Charley finally left his wife, who was known locally as "Mother White", and two children in Black Rock. The White Mother continued to take care of the animals and produce salt in the pond while raising her young daughter and son. The White Mother was not a character she should have easily taken, as she described it to some big women who had always been seen with a double barrel rifle. It should have been as hard as the nails to survive as long as they lived on the shore of the lake, on the real edge of civilization.

If her husband left her, one day in 1856 she wasn't enough. The two toddlers are at a distance of approx. one kilometer to the lake. If you've ever gone to the Great Salt Lake, you will understand the temptation to ever go further, because the water is still kneeling a kilometer deep. The edges can suddenly change the depth of water and the waves can suddenly appear. This happened to the kids. An unexpected bullet rose at the lake and led the waves to the kids. The boy was hit by a wave and strangled and drowned in saline. Her sister ran as fast as she could to help, but by the time the White Mother reached the boy she had disappeared long ago. He was buried on the slope of Oquirrh, behind the Black Rock.

The white mother then had to be very suppressed. The gnats and mosquitoes that gather in the area would be enough to suppress any person, but these personal tragedies have certainly made things worse. Until 1861, White White and her daughter continued Black Rock until they mysteriously disappeared. It was often believed that they were murdered for cattle, because some of their herds were later seen by some men in the Tooele Valley. One theory was that his body sank near the Black Rock in the Great Salt Lake. Others believed that his body was thrown in a shallow tomb, Black Rock Canyon. What happened to her daughter is not known. Whatever the truth of the story, if ever there was a reason for the spirit to haunt a place, the White Mother would surely have many reasons to haunt the rock.

Many other interesting events have occurred in Black Rock and not all melancholy. In 1851, he traveled 150 cars, wagons and cars from Salt Lake City to Black Rock, where the cannon was fired and a large American flag was pulled out of the cliff top on July 4th. Patrick Edward Connor operated more ships from Black Rock, which transported from the Stockton mines on the shore of the lake to Corrine and the railroad. At the end of the 1800s, Black Rock also had a large resort consisting of 100 baths, a large pavilion, a large amusement park and a large amusement park, and visitors arrived by train from Salt Lake City to outdoor cars.

Black Rock is still not a shadow of the past glory days, as it is an attractive place for dragons to carry graffiti, litter, or unscrupulous and illegal transactions. This means that it is a very interesting place and a significant milestone and part of our heritage. I just want some entities to cleanse, protect, and retain some kind of future generations to enjoy how the western cliff cannot be beaten. To get to the Saltair # 104 exit from Interstate 80 and on the north facade road and west of the port of Saltair and the Great Salt Lake. The road will be unopened, rocky, and bumpy, but most cars will be on the last ¼, where the road ends at the edge of the lake in Black Rock. Not a place to be in the dark again, but if you haven't been to Black Rock or the Great Salt Lake in general, this is a very interesting place, if not a spooky one – worth a visit.

Source by Jaromy Jessop

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