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Twelve Mormon Homes, page 107

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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 107
Description the hills dotted with unpicturesque stunted cedars. Coming toward the city, we saw long fissures in the earth, five to ten feet across, and ten to fifteen feet deep, the result of drought. To compare large things with small, the plain was a grossly magni- fied representation of the undrained hollows on our country roads, where, after the puddles have dried up in summer, the clay is seamed with unpleasing cracks over which the yellow butterflies delight to sport. Next we came to a ruined foundry, where the Mormons had made an attempt to flux the ores of the neighborhood.55 Much money has been made in Utah, but there are enough evidences of abandoned enterprises to show how faithfully the Mormons have endeavored to utilize the resources of the country and not dishonestly protect its manufactures. The best of the people wear homespun, and use inferior tools, and produce goods that return them but one per cent on the capital invested, rather than look outside the promised land "for benefits the Lord has given them in it; if they could but exercise faith strongly enough to work with patience, and in spite of failure and disappointment, until mistakes are corrected by repeated experiments, and persever- ance attains its end." Brigham Young is expected to put some of his capital into every good work, and this seems only fair. I believe that the foundry at Cedar City is to be reconstructed now that they have succeeded in finding a coal suitable for their pur- 55The story of the Mormon attempt at self-sufficiency in iron making is one of heartbreak and frustration. One of the participants, Henry Lunt, indicated it was a test of their faith to try to produce iron in the face of numerous obstacles-poor coking coal, floods, lack of capital, etc. Vernon Lunt and Rachel Petty Lunt, camps., Life of Henry Lunt (Cedar City, Utah: n.p., Ig++), p. Ig passim.
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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/s6b27tj2/328883