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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 077
Description as they stood beside my chair. I whispered to them to go and sit down to rest, but Willie whispered back in a despairing way "Oh, I can't bend, I'm J-O stiff!" So we prepared to take leave; the household as usual assembling first for prayers. The suppli- cations for the continuance of the improvement in K's health were very earnest. Afterwards, the wrappings were brought in and as we shawled ourselves Brigham Young noticed that K. wore thin dress shoes, and asked where his overshoes were. When he admitted that he did not intend wearing any, and could not be persuaded to borrow a pair, B.Y. quaintly remarked "For a man to neglect ordinary precautions regarding his health that he can perfectly well take kimselJ; and then to ask the Lord to take care of him is an insult to the Lord's common sense!" After that of course K. submitted, and when we left the house, we found that the ground was exceedingly damp. The Mormons say the ground always is damp at night "owing to the mineral." Overhead I never beheld such a sky. K. said that it was because I was unused to the glory of a Southern night, that I was so fascinated by it. The moon and the stars did not look like flat objects pasted on a solid background, as they generally seem to me, but were visibly independent orbs riding in the pure blue depths. Venus shone above the black basalt hill with an intensity that made me wish her worshipper old Sister G. could see her. Round the horizon was a pale light, and on either side the moon, but at a great distance, a strange semi-circular sweep of light, unlike one of the ordinary halos. There was not a cloud in the sky and the air was as soft as May. While I was putting the boys to bed, K. went to the acequia [irrigation trench] to get some cold drinking water for the 77
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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 328036
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6/328036