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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
ID 328926
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2

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Title Twelve Mormon Homes, page 077
Description dries up. But in winter they have to turn its 7 waters back to their natural channel, as it "overflows the fort with ice" -a result which had just followed an attempt to let it on in our honor. Two wells had been dug, each one hundred feet deep, but with- out striking water. It seemed to me a foolish thing to build a fort 1 1 o 1 . 1 1 fY- 4 f f where a besieged garrison would suner so much from want ot water. But I was answered, when I hinted this, that the fort was only meant to defend travelers and the family of the ranche against Indian forays. It was too far from any settlement for a single family to be safe in the open country, and there was too little water for irrigation to warrant the placing of a settlement. I was reminded, when I called it a dreary region, that we were now in the depth of winter, and that the magnificent haystacks I had seen were the produce of the ranche. They said, indeed, that the soil was the richest in the world when irrigated. I think, however, they admitted that the climate was too Arctic for the apple-tree, and where that cannot flourish, is, I respectfully adhere to my opinion, no Garden of Eden. The great Mormon crop- of children-thrives at Cove Creek Ranche, however. As we left the table, we noticed a little two- year-old girl, whom I shall always maintain to be the loveliest bb a y ever seen . The diminutive beauty accepted the compli- ments of the party in a manner that showed she was used to them. One remarked her rosy cheek, clear blue eye, and golden hair; another her white skin; another her tiny foot and ankle, and the plump little leg that rose above her white sock. 66 This is the child you administered to, Brother Brigham," said the gratified mother. President Young had not been listening, but seeing that he 77
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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
ID 328853
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328853