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

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Title Gentile Account, page 045
Description they were to pass the night. "Yes, dear," her husband answered, "and the rest of our lives, God willing." She could not restrain her tears, but by the time she had come to the place where they were to encamp, she felt willing to do her best cheerfully. All the brethren and sisters had had the same spirit, she added. For months they had to keep house in the dismounted wagon- bodies and tents, while crops were planted and the system of irrigation commenced. The upturning of this soil had seemed to be peculiarly fatal to children, and the summer heats had been very hard upon all with none but canvas walls to shelter them from the glaring reflection of the mountain walls. No breeze ever reached them, except the hot wind from the Desert carrying a fine sand to which they attributed a frightful preva- lence of op[h]thalmia. It was hard, she said, but it had been taught them to appre- ciate the contrast. Look now at their green tree-shaded streets, and the thick adobe or sandstone walls of their houses. In summer they could darken their rooms completely, and keep them quite cool. Poor dear woman, I thought she was thankful for small mercies! I don't believe Uncle Sam could keep one of our gar- risons of hired Irish and Germans here a year. Fancy a woman cooking dinner for a family in the climate of Fort Yuma. At St George they have a plague of flies; flies that come so thick that looking out from the dark doorway of the house they seem like a quivering wall between you and the distance. The Sister less contented than Anna who told me this said that it was impos- sible to keep the flies out of the food, and that if one swallowed them they acted as an emetic. 45
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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 328004
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6/328004