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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
Format application/pdf
Format Creation Digital images scanned at 8-bit grayscale on an Epson Expression 836XL flatbed scanner, and saved as uncompressed TIFF files at 1800 x 2600 pixels resolution. Display GIF files generated In PhotoShop.
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
Scanning Device Epson Expression 836XL Flatbed Scanner
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Bit Depth Text: 1-bit / Images: 8-bit (grayscale)
Scanning Technician Clifton Brooks
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
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Title Gentile Account, page 015
Description canvas curtains. The [TK: mesa] road is cut along the face of the red bluff, and though narrow is exceedingly well made. On one side it is walled up with strong masonry to the level of its bed. Still I felt nervous as we gradually rose higher and higher, because the precipice below was so very steep. Higher up the hill is covered with loose volcanic rocks, and a vertical ledge of them keeps up the table-land like a sunk-fence. Some large stones had been loosened by the late rain and rolling down the mountain had rested on the road bed. We had to drive exceed- ingly close to the brink to avoid them. On our return B.Y. ordered some of the "extra brethren" who were with us to go down on foot and roll them off before the carriages began the descent. The boys begged me to let them go, too, and I amiably volunteered to accompany them. Even on foot I felt giddy in looking over the edge. As we stood by, watching the "brethren" at work, I was struck by the apparent helplessness of the little human ants. As they rolled a hard mass to the edge, where it poised a moment and fell crashing on the rocks beneath, the little pulpy creatures whose intense efforts ceased so abruptly, seemed only restrained by a miracle from falling bruised beneath it. The view from the top of the bench repaid me for ascend- ing. Ranges of mountains that had been entirely hidden from us down in St George by the red cliffs that wall in the valley, rose before us, tier on tier. Behind the "Sugar Loaf' bluffs we saw the Pine Valley Mountains robed in new-fallen dazzling snow. But its purity was partly overshadowed by a great snow- cloud that rested on the summits of that mountain group alone. Its shadows darkened the slopes, while the bright mountain 15
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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 327974
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