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Title A Gentile Account of Life in Utah's Dixie, 1872-73
Creator Kane, Elizabeth Wood, 1836-1909
Subject Polygamy; Mormons; Diaries
Subject Local Kane, Elizabeth Wood, 1836-1909--Diaries; Mormons--Utah--Saint George--Social life and customs; Mormon women--Utah--Saint George--Diaries; Saint George (Utah)--Social life and customs; St. George (Utah)
Description The journal of Elizabeth Kane covers the period of time she and her husband, General Thomas L. Kane, spent in St. George during the 1870's. Her particular interests were St. George and the surrounding area, Mormons and Mormonism, Indians, and the lives and roles of women. Preface and notes by Norman R. Bowen. Profile of Elizabeth Kane by Mary Karen Bowen Solomon.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Contributors Bowen, Norman R.; Bowen-Solomon, Mary Karen; Ward, Margery W.; Cooley, Everett L.; Madsen, Brigham D.; Tyler, Lyman S.
Date 1995
Type Text
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Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 14
Coverage 1872-1873
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 17 cm x 23.5 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Back Book
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Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch; Jan Robertson
Call Number F 834.S15 K36 1995
ARK ark:/87278/s6q81cb6
Topic Mormons; Diaries; Polygamy; Mormon women; Utah--Saint George
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Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 328144
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6

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Title Gentile Account, page 002
Description cious and comfortable rooms on the first floor. On one side the windows look out over a vineyard belonging to our host towards the gap in the mountains through which the Rio Virgen3 pierces after receiving the water of the Sta. [Santa] Clara. The differ- ent houses of the town stand in the midst of vineyards, each occupying the greater part of a ten acre block. Our front windows November 3, 1873, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Historical Department, Salt Lake City, Utah (hereafter referred to as L.D.S. Historical Department). Her host was president of the Southern Mission Erastus Snou. ;Llrs. Kane apparently confused the designation "President of the Stake, " and"President of the IMission." Elizabeth Kane refers many times to Elizabeth Snow and the other wives of President Snokv, wrhilc she was a guest in SnoM's home. Other contemporary accounts confirm that Erastus Snow \vas the Kanes' host. Susa Young Gates, Brigham Young's daughter, in her biography of her father, Life Story of BI.i'hnm Youfrg (Ne~v York: Macmillan, 1930), page 351 states, "But when Gen. Thomas L. Kane brought his family down to St. George in the winter of 1873, father had to ask Uncle Erastus Snow to entertain the distinguished visitors at his own spacious home, the Big House, presided over by kind Aunt Libbie Snow." Albert I.. Zobell, jr., in his Sentinel in the East, a Bioglzlphy of Thomas L. Kuve (Salt Lake City: Nicholas G. %lorgan, Sr., 19h5), page 212 reports "While in St. George General Kane made his headquarters at the `Big House' or Snobs Hotel, as it was known, located at the corner of First North and Main Streets. This establishment was kept by Elizabeth Snaky, wife of Apostle Ernstus Snobs. Kane's negro cook shared the kitchen with Mrs. Snow in preparing meals for the Kanes." A. Karl Larson in E~astus Snow (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1971), pages 601 and 730 claims the Kanes stayed at the Big House, but another source has the Kanes staying with a wife of Brigham Young. Albert E. Miller, The Immor.tul Pionern, Founden of the City of St. George, Ltuh (St. George: Albert E. Miller, 1946), page 114 says "The home of Lucy B. Young, a wife of the President, was given over to the General and family for their use while they were here." This was not the case. Lucy Young had moved to St. George in 1870 and was living in a home hlrs. Kane visited, but Elizabeth Kane did not stay in Lucy Young's home during her stay in St. George. Brigham Young's official winter home in St. George, now a Utah State Historical ,Monument, was not built until 1874-75. Ranking next to Brigham Young in the area was Erastus Snow, L 1 and he would be the one to host special guests if Brigham Young did not have the facilities to do so. `The modern spelling of the river is l'irgin. The riyer flows through St. George from east to west before eventually flowing into the Colorado River's Lake Mead. 2
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Source A Gentile Account of Life in Utah's Dixie, 1872-73
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 327961
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6/327961