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Twelve Mormon Homes, page 115

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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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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 115
Description into the red earth from which they had sprung, and-emblem of desolation-an abandoned graveyard, where the gray tomb- stones were aslant, and half-buried in the drifting sand that had begun to wear them out of shape and efface the lettering of the names engraved upon them. The shrill wind was busy at its work of heaping up the sand on them, and blew a steady blast which penetrated all our mufflings. For the gorge we were pass- ing was Kannarra Canon, the true name of the great mountain was the peak of Kannarra, and the desolate ruins at hand were the abandoned village of Kannarra, from which the wind had driven the settlers. Absolutely nothing, not even a potato, they told us, could be grown there. The mere obstruction of a garden fence served to gather a mountain of sand when the wind rose; and one day the settlers were threatened with being buried alive, and the next, perhaps, a still stronger wind would sweep away sand, fences, roofs, and walls, and leave the plain smooth and naked as a sea-beach. So they withdrew to a new "location," a little more sheltered, but still in the pass; for the Conference had decided it to be necessary to hold the post against Indian incursions. We reached this place shortly after. It was cheerless enough. Most of the houses were mere adobe huts; but there was one substantial brick building, and in this we were quartered. We had a spa- cious bedroom; but the skill of all the hospitable Roundhed family failed to induce the fire to do anything but fill the room with gusts of smoke; and we gave up, thinking that if the Roundheds could endure it all winter, we certainly might for one day. Moreover, as Mrs. Roundhed remarked philosophically,-
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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/s6b27tj2/328891