Twelve Mormon Homes, page 076

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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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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
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Title Twelve Mormon Homes, page 076
Description surely Bunyan never dreamed of more devilishly ugly Apollyons than the red warriors of Utah."" Although it stands in the friendly Pah-vant country, the fort commands a pass on the old Spanish trail from California to New Mexico, used still by the Navajoes, whose raids give the Mormons much trouble and anxiety. Our dinner-supper was excellent, but neither "wave-breast" nor "heave-shoulder" decked the board. Stewed chickens, clari- fied apples, and cream furnished no texts for "profitable dis- course" from our entertainers, though I marveled at the presence of such dainties in that inhospitable-looking spot. I saw but one woman in the fort, and she had a group of child dren hanging to her skirts. I thought she must have had her hands full to provide bread and meat enough for her hungry guests. The shining cleanliness of the table-linen and glass was worthy of a Quakeress, when she has "given her mind to it," yet I found that every drop of water had to be "packed"; i.e. carried a mile and a half. Cove Creek is led into the fort in summer- though its supply cannot be depended upon, as it frequently 44As a deterrent and protection against Indian attacks, and since there were no settlements between Kanosh and Beaver (a distance of some fifty miles), Brigham Young directed Ira N. Hinckley, resident of Coalville, to proceed to Cove Creek and erect a fort. Hinckley assembled workmen from Fillmore and Beaver and constructed the fort, the only one that remains standing within Utah's borders today. When completed the fort had twelve rooms, six on the north and six on the south side, surrounded by a stone wall twenty feet high and six to eight feet thick. The Hinckley family was residing at the fort when visited by the Kanes, and they continued to do so until 1890. Finally in 1912, the William Kesler family acquired the property and it remains in the Kesler family today. Lawrence C. Porter, "A Historical Analysis of Cove Fort, Utah" (master's thesis, Brigham Young University, 1966). 76
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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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