Gentile Account, page 036

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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
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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
ID 328144
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Title Gentile Account, page 036
Description some river, and then risen above the banks without overflow- ing as it grew sluggish. We went on up the Clara to see the settlement thereon. The valley afforded quite a different scene from St George. The river banks are cut down by the flood some twenty feet below the level on which Hamblin47 built his fort and store. Where these had stood the stream now flows, having taken a turn at that point, and undermined the bank, so that they were washed away. There were two fine springs laid bare by this washing away, which to our eyes perceptibly increased the volume of the stream. It is a mere brook now, though when the snows melt from the mountains it becomes a dangerous torrent. Across the Clara the fields of the old settlement lie aban- doned, being cut up by so many deep "bayous", dry crooked ditches at this season, as not to repay cultivation. On this side, the road climbed a steep hill overhanging the river, and then we came upon a peaceful looking settlement.48 One house, of stone, was perched high up on an isolated hill, and had rude stone terraces on which a vineyard was planted. The ground floor seemed to be tenanted by cattle, who gazed at us from the doorway as if they owned the place. A woman came out on the wooden gallery that ran round the second story, and greeted us, as she put her milk pans out to sun. Below this house stretched vineyards, fields where the sorghum stubble stood, and cotton "In 1854 Jacob Hamblin was among the first missionaries called to southern Utah to live among the Indians, learn their language, and teach them the ways ofcivilization. Juanita Brooks, LJtuh 5 Dixie, the Cotton Minion, Utah Historical Quartedy 29( 196 1): 198-99. `XFrom the description, this must be Santa Clara. In 1861 twentv-six families ofSwiss con- verts, newly arrived from their native land, were called to settle at Santa Clara, five miles west of St. George. These people specialized in raising fruit and grapes. Ibid., 2 10, 2 11. 36
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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 327995
Reference URL