Gentile Account, page 040

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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
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 328144
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Title Gentile Account, page 040
Description We drove this afternoon to see the place where the springs come out that feed the town. It is behind the red bluffs where the cave is, and in a little sheltered glen. At the upper end of the glen, after several turnings and windings, we found ourselves in a quarry of the fine grained red sandstone of which the tabernacle is built.53 The springs burst out beneath the ground and fall into a deep cleft some twenty feet. The banks of this miniature canon are green with beautiful mosses where the water splashes on them. It tastes far less of "mineral" as they call the saleratus,54 than it does after it has flowed down to the town; but the springs do not rise here. The Mormons say they flow under- ground from the Pine Valley Mountains, and the children have been to one of the air-holes in the bluffs whence a chill air flows out, or else there is an indraught, and if you put down your ear you can hear the water gurgling below. What a queer unnatural country this seems! I asked the Mormons why they don't plant forest trees in this sheltered glen, and make it a little park for the town as well as a co-operative timber forest. The bluffs wall it in so nearly that very little work would be needed to make a complete enclosure. What a delicious refuge it would be in the baking heats of summer! They tell me that the reflection from the shining black stones on the bluff becomes almost intolerable in the summer afternoon. ;`This area is now the Red Hills Golf Course in northwestern St. George. The springs, named Watercress Springs, are still visible and used for local irrigation. The red sandstone quarry is still identifiable. Ykleratus is aerated salt, a leavening agent consisting of potassium or sodium bicarbonate. 40
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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 327999
Reference URL