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Twelve Mormon Homes, page 132

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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 132
Description We halted to feast our eyes, and a geologically-disposed Mor- mon approached the carriage window to obscure our perceptions by explaining the spectacle scientifically. 46 These rocks," he said, "are considered to be tertiary sedimen- tary strata; more or less horizontally disposed, with a tendency to cleave or split down vertically-hundreds of feet to a face. The strata uncovered are of different colors, red and rose-pink sandstones, gray and white-pink and tawny-yellow limestones and free-stones, and they are variously stained and striped by beds of ferriferous marl or marlite. They are also of different hardnesses, and weather down with varying degrees of rapidity. Fragmentary pieces of an upper layer of harder rock occasion- ally furnish water-proof roofs which protect the softer rock im- mediately beneath them. Elsewhere it wears down, and thus piers are left standing, fanciful pillars and similar resemblances. Hence arises the remarkable variety of pseudo-architectural scenery which regales your vision." He ended with a concise little bow. I thanked him for his in- formation, and took it down verbatim in his presence, but would have been better pleased to learn that I had looked at a Fata Morgana that was soon to fade away. There was something sad- dening in that distant view of great courts and domes, empty and silent, with no human history or legend attached to them. We were now, as I have said, over the rim of the basin, and rapidly descending; but still at a great elevation, with many summits to cross before reaching the plain. In all our turnings and windings, we saw from the top of each eminence this great group, "the Navajo Blanket series," as the children-bored with 132
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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/s6b27tj2/328908