Gentile Account, page 046

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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 046
Description However, I must admit that the winter climate is perfect. We have a light wood fire morning and evening, but in the daytime the house is always comfortable without a fire, and I require no heavier wrappings than I do in bright October weather at home. Jan. 9th I spent several hours today visiting different Mormon women by myself. I found Sister Liston in fine spirits. She insisted on my tasting some wine that had been made in the neighbor- hood. I thought it was horrid. It seemed to me to have as little of the generous warmth of the sun-ripened grape as if it had been made from the root out of the dark earth. They have some very good burgundies here, however, and at Tocquer a Swiss makes a wine that I like. It tastes like the "Sandeman" port. My husband however says I know nothing about it. That the best wine made here is the one I like least: of which he says that it is a little rough, but with keeping will be much prized as a high class Burgundy. It is a difficult question for the Mormons' consciences to accept about wine-drinking. Their grapes will produce wine, which unless they drink themselves they cannot very well dis- pose of. The alkaline water of some settlements tends to produce diseases of the kidneys, and it seems as if Common Sense required them to use wine. But the teachings of the Church are in favor of total abstinence, and they hesitate to modify them.55 jiGrapes were a natural crop with Dixie's sun and sand, and wine was needed for the sacrament, medicine, and sale to outsiders. In 1875, 544 acres of grapes produced 1,700 tons. In March 1887 the St. George Tithing Office reported a supply of 6,610 gallons, valued at 50 cents per gallon. When the consumption of wine was abolished, many used their storage to pay tithing. Arrington, Great Basin Kingdom, 216, 222, 477. For an account of the wine making process see "Manufacture of Wine," Heart Throbs of the West (Salt Lake City: Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, 1941), \`ol. 3, p. 234. 46
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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 328005
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