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

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Title Gentile Account, page 127
Description to enable the brethren to comply with the U.S. land law requirements. They had their fields enclosed and their canals dug away from the settlement where the land was good, and when the law was put in operation, requiring actual settlement on the lands they had to divide the fields into quarter sections and put up huts in which they dwelt until the time was up. They cannot cultivate all the land they have enclosed, but the cost of fencing in the canals and the arable spots separately would be too great. So that we wandered over many an acre of sand, or sandstone boulders volcano burnt between the patches of cotton and sugar cane. Sometimes we could scarcely force away between the encroaching thickets of willow and cotton- wood, and dry rustling reeds that, springing up along the course of the irrigating canal, threatened to obliterate the hus- bandmen's narrow lane. Here and there we came suddenly between high hedges on a plot of bright green luzerne level as a fairy's ball-room. Again we would see at a distance the ploughs at work making furrows half a mile long in rich black loam; and almost immediately our horses would scarcely be able to drag us through the deep barren sand on the river's bank. Rounding the point of the Black Mesa that rises between the [Santa] Clara Valley and the small plain of St George, the Elder bade us be on the lookout for the pictured rocks, which, he had heard were just under the Mesa. Almost immediately we saw them. What a disappointment! I had imagined sculp- tures like the temples of Denderah.l15 Here was nothing but a "jA temple city on the Nile in north Egypt which contained temples of Hathor and Isis. Columbia Encyclopedia, 528. 127
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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 328086
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6/328086