Major Howard Egan Family Foundation

Sailor Rope Maker Captain in Nauvoo Legion Bodyguard to Joseph Smith Mormon Battalion Envoy Captain of the 9th 10 of the original 1847 Pioneer Vanguard Company Gold Rush Trading Post Owner Trail Blazer Cattle Drover Major in Utah War Pony Express Rider & Superintendent of Line from Salt Lake to California Stage Station Owner Friend & Missionary to Indians Salt Lake City Policeman Bodyguard to Brigham Young
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Writings Quoting Him

Writings Quoting Major Howard Egan

The following is only a small sampling of works quoting or citing Major Howard Egan’s diaries or the book comprised of his diaries, Pioneering the West:

Thesis (quoting and/or citing Major Howard Egan)


Drake, J. Raman. Howard Egan: Frontiersman, Pioneer and Pony Express Rider, Master’s Thesis, BYU Department of Religion, 1956.  Copy of Thesis also found here: Howard Egan: Frontiersman, Pioneer and Pony Express Rider.

Books (quoting and/or citing Major Howard Egan)


Fike, Richard and Headley, John. The Pony Express Stations of Utah In Historical Perspective. Bureau of Land Management, Cultural Resources Series, Monograph 2, 1979.

Hafen, LeRoy R. and Ann W. Journals of Forty-niners: Salt Lake to Los Angeles. Glendale, California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1954.

Housley, Cheri; Lundgreen, Marie; and Jones, Kathy. Images of America: Richmond. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2011.

Robotham, N. H .The Pony Express. California: Volumes 19-20, 1952.

Sullivan, Marlene B. Brigham’s  BoysSpringville, Utah: CFI, an imprint of Cedar fort, Inc., 2009.

Thrapp, Dan L., Editor. Encyclopedia of Frontier Biography. Arthur H. Clark Company, Vol 4, 1988.

Wharton, Gayen and Tom. It Happened in Utah. USA:  Morris book Publishing, LLC, 2007.

Articles (quoting and/or citing Major Howard Egan)


Clemmer, Richard O.Native Americans: The First Conservationists? An Examination of Shepard Krech III’s Hypothesis with Respect to the Western Shoshone.” Journal of Anthropological Research, Winter, 2009.

Elliott, Russell. “The Early History of White Pine County, Nevada, 1865-1887.” The Pacific Northwest Quarterly, 1939.

Ellis, John M.; Stowers, Robert E.; and Scott, Charles A. The Nevada Indian Uprising of 1860 as Seen by Private Charles A. Scott.” Arizona and the West, Winter, 1961.

Hartley, William G. Howard Egan, the Elkhorn Skirmish, and Mormon Trail Emigration in 1848. Mormon Historical Studies, Spring 2000.

Jones, Kevin and Madsen, David. Further Experiments In Native Food Procurement.” Utah Archaeology, 1991, p 68.

Lubinski, Patrick M. Rabbit Hunting and Bone Bead Production at a Late Prehistoric Camp in the Wyoming Basin.” North American Archaeologist, 2003.

Lubinski, Patrick. A Comparison of Methods for Evaluating Ungulate Mortality Distributions.” Archaeozoologia, 2000.

Madsen, David and Kirkman, James. Hunting Hoppers.” American Antiquity,1988.

Plew, Mark G. A Reassessment of The Five Fingers And “Y” Buffalo Jumps, Southwest Idaho.” Plains Anthropologist, August 1987.

Raymond, Anan. Two Historic Aboriginal Game-Drive Enclosures in the Eastern Great Basin.” Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology, 1982.

Saunders, Richard. Paper Making and the Paper Industry in Utah Territory, 1849-1893.” 1996.

Shaffer, Brian and Gardner, Karen. The Rabbit Drive Through Time: Analysis Of The North American Ethnographic And Prehistoric Evidence.” Utah Archaeology, 1995.

Tanner, Russell L. An Ethnohistorical Consideration of the Role of Antilocapra americana in the Lives of Indigenous Peoples and American Pioneers.” Plains Anthropologist, 2000.

Townley, John M. Stalking Horse for the Pony Express: The Chorpenning Mail Contracts between California and Utah, 1851-1860.” Arizona and the West, Autumn, 1982.

Treganza, Adan E.The “Ancient Stone Fish Traps” Of The Coachella Valley, Southern California.” American Antiquity, Jan., 1945.

Walker, Ronald W.  “’A Banner is Unfurled’: Mormonism’s Ensign Peak.” Dialogue, A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol. 26, No. 4.

Watson, Elden J. The Nauvoo Tabernacle.” BYU Studies, 1979.

Whittaker, David J.  Early Mormon Pamphleteering.” Journal of Mormon History, Vol. 4, 1977.

Yoder, David; Blood, Jon; and Mason, Reid. How Warm Were They? Thermal Properties of Rabbit Skin Robes and Blankets.” Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2005.


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