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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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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
ID 328144
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6

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Title Gentile Account, page 044
Description way after any damp day. I could not understand why the "Mineral" as they most commonly call it should make it necessary to build the temple elsewhere, as it seemed to me that there was fall enough from the site to carry the water off by ditches. I was shown in answer how the alkali in the soil was eating into the red sandstone foundations of all the walls. For about ten inches above the ground the hardest rock is fast being resolved into earth again, and the poor people here have the pleasant prospect of picking out the basement of their houses stone by stone; and replacing them with hard black basalt, or seeing the edifices subside again into the desert from which they rose. The Tabernacle, although still unfinished, is begin- ning to suffer from this corroding action. How discouraging it must be! The brethren who were sent to St George were the very best people in the Territory, I have been told, and they have certainly proved their zeal by the energy with which they have built this place up in the face of discouragement. But they have one disheartening difficulty to face after another; and they are too intelligent not to have found it out. Anna I- described to me her coming here ten years ago. The road they came in by was then a mere trail, and the women and children were almost exhausted by the journey when they reached the point, about seven miles from St George, where the road branches off to Toquer [Toquerville]. Most of their company left them here, and those who were still to go on felt additionally lonesome as they toiled up the mountain. When they reached the red bluffs and looked over the plain towards the Virgen [TK: river] she saw down in the hollow a few wagons corralled, and asked if that was where 44
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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 328003
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6/328003