[Fork] it is about 100 ms [miles] long in every way presenting a [ ] counterpart to the old Jordan of the Holy Land in its dashing mountain turbulence its gathering in Utah Lake & its final evaporation in the acrid dead lake. Its chief tribs [tributaries] are the all [fine] dashing crystal streams on whose bounty a score of Mormons [ ] depend for bread. [Down] [thing] came from [then] [fountain] snows throng grand rocky [curving] [leaping] & [spring] [thriving] [garden] & green rocks [ ] [ ] of but above [ ] whose grandeur through [grain] [barley] [currents]. Shaded & fringed with olives & [willow] dogwood. [ ] pine & spruce & [fir] [ ] violets & lilies & blooming shrubs. Not even [that] [ ] [ ] you find more beautiful [ ] streams. After [ ] [fertilizing] [ ] the [farms] fields they are all gathered [ ] the Great Lake their [ocean] [bed] [of] [rest] the only sea they ever reach
Original journal dimensions: 8.5 x 14 cm.
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