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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
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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 017
Description The air was so pure and the joyous sunshine so exhilarating that it required all the benumbing influence of the chilling wind to keep my spirits in check. We drove along the "bench" from one point to another, the Mormons conferring about something while we were sufficiently absorbed in the landscape. When we are down in St George we see no river unless the light about sunset streams from under clouds. Then we see it gleam on the Virgen before she disappears through the gap. From the mesa I noticed that the hill on which we stood inter- venes between the valley of the [Santa] Clara and the little plain of St George, while another low hill divides it on the other side from the Virgen. Both streams sweep round these hills and meet at the end of our little plain. We drove round the point of the mesa on which we stood, to look up the valley of the Clara, past an abandoned settlement called Heberville, where they raised cotton during the [Civil] War.19 On the further side of the Clara Valley K. pointed out to me the marks of the old California trail by which he came across [TK: in `581, and felt him- self safe on reaching the Vegas de Sta Clara [Santa Clara Springs].30 "Cotton was first grown successfully by small colonies in Dixie in 1857 and 1858. Brigham Young, striving for self-sufficiency, called eight hundred families to go on "Cotton Missions" in the early 186Os, including the mission in St. George. Production of cotton in 1860 amounted to 155 bales. A cotton factory was built in nearby Washington in 1867 and continued operations until 1910. Failing cotton prices, the arrival of the transcontinental railroad in Utah in 1869, and the successful production of other crops doomed the cotton industry. The abandoned factory still stands in Washington. Leonard J. hrrington, Great Babn Kmgdom:An Economic Hktory ofthe Latter-day Saints (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1958), 217-22, and Dale Morgan, Utah, A Guide to the State. American Guide Series. (New York: Hastings House, 1945), 302. "`Kane refers to his involvement in resolving the so-called Utah War between the federal government and the IMormons. Acting on charges by some federal appointees 17
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Source A Gentile Account of Life in Utah's Dixie, 1872-73
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Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 327976
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