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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 128
Description parcel of loose black boulders that had rolled at some distant day partly down hill from the cliffs above. On them were hun- dreds of scratched hieroglyphs, that had been done by some instrument hard enough to penetrate through the black surface to the lighter coloured stone beneath.116 We all proceeded to copy them, and upon comparing notes I am bound to say that the children's drawings were more like the real thing than ours. We had been led by our imaginations to indicate what we thought the artists designed, whereas the children simply copied "a wheen skarts" as their old nurse would have said. There were things like upright toads, which might be men, animals with tails that waved for twice their own length, lizards and snakes, circles and catharine-wheels; and these were unmistak- able, but when K. produced a drawing of a chalice, a paten, a cross and the upper half of a man with his arms raised in the act of consecration; and I compared them with the sculpture on the original stone, I declared it was a case of "Bil. Stumps, his mark"; and that he would never have seen all that in it if he had not known the tradition of the early Jesuit Fathers pene- trating here nearly 300 years ago. Looking back on the Clara fields from the "bench" of the Black Mesa, I was impressed with the un-American character of the view. Far off on the opposite hills the white line of the old Spanish trail from the Vegas de Santa Clara was faintly marked, disappearing from sight behind the swelling of the Lava River. The golden haze which so often fills the atmos- "hThese hieroglyphs are still visible today, along the Green Valley Road southwest of St. George. 128
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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 328087
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6/328087