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

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Title Twelve Mormon Homes, page 091
Description between the frosts. But Beaver will flourish, because it has an abundant supply of almost the only perfectly soft water in the territory. We entered the town. Something reminded me of our own villages. Was it the unpainted clap-board shanties? "No, mamma," cried Will, "they must be going to have a railroad built here. Look at the signs! " They were the signs which the child had noticed at every railroad station from Omaha to Ogden. There, were the familiar letters, SALOON; the red curtains behind windows reading without spelling,- Rum-Hole; and round the corner was BILLIARDS. Our invalid companion had roused herself to greet a boy- brother who came galloping up to meet us. I asked her why there was this difference between Beaver and the other Mormon settlements, and she replied with her usual gentle brevity, and without the ghost of a smile, "There is an Army-Post here."48 I intended to remark that I did not see the application of the reply, but Evy, with a flush of shame on his face, quietly pointed out to me the dear blue-coats that I would have been so glad to greet in this out-of-the-way place,-anywhere but on the backs of the tavern loungers, who gazed at the Mormon procession as our carriages went foward to Bishop Macbeth's house. 48Utah had just ended her longest and bloodiest Indian war (Black Hawk War, 1865-68), the cost of which was borne solely by the Utahns with no federal troops provided to help in the contest. Proposals were made to Washington to establish a large military force in Utah "to protect the people against Indian hostilities and other outrages," and the establishment of Fort Cameron at Beaver in 1872 was an outgrowth of these proposals to Congress. Some 18 I men in four companies under the command of Colonel John D. Wilkins opened the post in mid-1872. See Thomas G. Alexander and Leonard J. Arrington, "The Utah Military Frontier, 1872- 1912 . . .," Utah Historical Quarterly 32 (1964): 330-39.
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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/s6b27tj2/328867