Utah Historical Quarterly
The settlement of Cache Valley played a significant part in the tremendous efforts of Brigham Young to occupy and develop an extensive commonwealth in the Far West. As he led his tired but hopeful pioneers into the valley of the Great Salt Lake in 1847, it did not seem likely that one of America's greatest colonial enterprises was in the making.
Ricks, Joel E., "The Settlement of Cache Valley" (1956). Joel Ricks Collection. Paper 1.