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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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Bit Depth Text: 1-bit / Images: 8-bit (grayscale)
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 089
Description with deep feelings of the sufferings they endured when the crops, whose seed they had denied themselves bread to save, were devoured by the "army of grasshoppers sent to try their faith." All their feeble efforts to burn or drown or kill them failed before the presence of such vast numbers of the enemy. "The land was as a Garden of Eden before them, and a desolate wilderness behind them," he quoted, with rare appropriateness. On a Sunday morning he walked sorrowfully among his dy- ing fruit-trees, too heartsick to begin work again, but too much of a gardener to refrain altogether from using the hoe in his hand here and there. Elder John Taylor and two others came up, and said to him,- "Potteau, we can do nothing ourselves; there is no use in our working without God's blessing. If he chooses to take pity on us, our crops may be saved. He has commanded us to keep holy the Sabbath day, and Brother Brigham says we had better all come to meeting and pray." They did so. Then came the wind that brought the snow- white gulls, and they consumed the grasshoppers. The crops were saved, "and God," said he, "restored to us the years that the locust had eaten. And we know that He is in the midst of Israel, and is the Lord our God, and none else; and His people shall never be ashamed." (Joel ii. 27. This is a great chapter with the Mormons.) Why should not believers in special providences argue that the "keeping holy the Sabbath-day" prevented the gulls from being frightened away by human noises, and permitted them to do their work in peace?
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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 328865
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328865