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Gentile Account, page 145

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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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Bit Depth Text: 1-bit / Images: 8-bit (grayscale)
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 145
Description may be wholly hidden from sight in winter that comes up green and succulent with spring. Travellers in Palestine describe its plains and valleys as differently as the knights in the fable did the shield which was gold on one side and silver on the other. One traveller sees a luxuriant carpet of grass and flowers where the other passed a few months before over a desert as bald as this. I asked Sister Harriet about the abandoned Mormon settle- ment on the Muddy, some seventy miles South of this, as I knew she had been there. 126 The Mormons settled it supposing it to be in Utah, but it has been decided to be in Nevada, and I heard the other day that parties are down there now, who are offering to buy out the Mormons' claims there cheap. It is sup- posed that they design to make a job of it, by selling it out again to the United States as a reservation to put Indians on. I shall keep an eye on it next winter, for some of the stories the Mormons tell about these "Rings" in Indian and Territorial matters must be untrue. The Indians may enjoy the "Muddy" country, but Mrs. Harriet's account of the Mormon settlement of St Thomas there is not prepossessing to a white imagination. This is the place where the egg hatched out a chicken on the parlour shelf: where dogs scratch in the sand for a place to cool their hot feet, and hens are reported to throw themselves on their backs and wave their claws in the air to keep them from burning off. Mrs. Harriet's brother was a delicate young man, consumptive, I should think. `zhThis is St. Thomas at the junction of the Virgin River and Muddy Creek. It is nou covered by the Lvaters of Lake Mead, which have risen back of Hoover (formerly Boulder) Dam. 145
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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 328104
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6q81cb6/328104