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Title Twelve Mormon Homes : Twelve Mormon homes visited in succession on a journey through Utah to Arizona.
Creator Kane, Elizabeth Wood (1836-1909)
Subject Mormons; Polygamy; Mormon families
Subject Local Utah--Description and travel--19th century; Kane, Thomas Leiper (1822-1883)--Relations with Mormons; Kane, Thomas Leiper (1822-1883)--Correspondence
Description General Thomas L. Kane, friend to Brigham Young, was well known as a mediator between the Mormons and the federal government. He and his wife, Elizabeth, visited Utah in 1872-73. This publication is a collection of letters Elizabeth wrote to her father during the trip. The letters provide interesting descriptions of Mormon social customs, Mormon-Indian relationships, and insightful observations of the practice of polygamy among the Mormons.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Contributors Cooley, Everett L.
Date 1974
Type Text
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Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 4; IsVersionOf Twelve Mormon homes, published in 1874 in Philadelphia.
Coverage 1872
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 Cover Book
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Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Jan Robertson
Call Number F 826 .K1 1974
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City (Utah) to St. George (Utah).
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Topic Mormons; Mormon families; Polygamy; Utah
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Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 328926
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2

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Title Twelve Mormon Homes, page 024
Description the people say they are safe from Indians, I noticed that the tithing and farm-yards were enclosed by walls or strong wattled fences or stockades.18 The hay-stacks in the dry, pure air had taken a bright straw color outside, but where they were cut down into for the cattle, were of a green almost as fresh as that of new mown grass. Sometimes the hay was not piled in stacks, but laid upon a stout pole framework, so as to form the roof and sides of a shelter for the cattle against the wind. I know-that is I have been told-that the scenery between Payson and Nephi is fine,- that mountains near and distant were keeping up with us all the way. But I can't say that I ap- preciated it. The behavior of the rude men at Santaquin had put me out of my temper; my lot in life having previously been cast where such insolence in a lady's presence would not have es- caped chastisement. And, as generally happens in such moods, I gave most attention to the sights most immediately under our carriage windows. Now the wheels ran noiselessly; and now IsWhen the pioneers first arrived in Salt Lake Valley they built a fort or stockade for their protection against Indians. This pattern was encouraged and sometimes followed as new communities were founded throughout the territory. However, the settlers became apathetic toward fort building which resulted in some deaths during the Walker War of 1853. This caused Brigham Young as governor, super- intendent of Indian affairs, and commander-in-chief of the territorial militia to issue General Order No. I dated July 21, 1853, which required all settlements to construct forts, stockades, and "good and sufficient Coralls for stock and stack yards for the grain . . . ." Deseret Aretus (Salt Lake City), July 30, 1853. This order was followed by a legislative act in 1854 which made it a law that communities erect fortifications through a levy imposed upon the citizens. Acts, Resolutions and Memorials, Passed at the Several Annual Sessions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah . . . (Great Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, 1855), pp. 269-70.
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Source Twelve Mormon homes visited in succession on a journey through Utah to Arizona
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Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328800