Gentile Account, page 130

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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
Format application/pdf
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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 130
Description We meant to cross the Clara, and go on down the Rio Virgen, but we could not see any tracks on the bank denoting a ford, and while K. and Elder S. were searching for one, our young driver hinted that the horses and himself had long passed their dinner hour. So I recalled the wanderers and we jogged home through the St George plain. I was surprised to see that the enclosed field here had gone out of cultivation, but was told that the brethren were too few to cultivate both it and the Clara plain, and the latter having better soil and being better watered was chosen in spite of its greater distance from the town. The vacant lots at the Southern end of the village did indeed as Mrs. Lucy told me show a terribly disheartening crust of white saleratus. But the Elder maintained that the lowering of the river bed now gave sufficient fall for drains to carry off the poi- sonous water from these lots all the way to the river, and that as to the insufficiency of water from the Springs the experience of the older settlements showed that after a certain amount of irrigation of the upper lands had been done, they not only required much less water to irrigate them but imparted moisture to the lower lands. The saleratus is eating away the walls and fences at the point where the stone meets the earth. Above and below it is said to be sound enough, and these untiring people coolly contemplate picking out the decaying courses stone by stone from every building and replacing them by lava blocks.117 ";The St. George Temple faced a similar problem. When it appeared the alkali was eating abvay the original footings, the temple builders, using an old cannon as a horse- dri\`en pile driver, built a new foundation of hundreds of tons of black volcanic rock forced into the swampy ground. IMorgan, Utuh Guidr, 306, and Larson, Exxtus Snow, 471-72. 130
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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 328089
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