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Twelve Mormon Homes, page 134

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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 134
Description My geological friend reassured me, saying that we were al- most at the top of the "mesa." The Spanish word was a novelty; and I fancied that it expressed the peculiar coping of the escarp- ment, until I remembered that it simply meant "table," and applied to the level above, which was supported by this fortress- wall. In a few minutes we had penetrated a gap, and were rolling smoothly along the sandy plain. Not all the carriages, however. A halloo from the men at the gap stopped us abruptly, as the last vehicle emerged on the summit, canted ludicrously to one side, its white canvas curtains flapping at every jolt like the wings of a great bird in distress. Poor Mrs. Jane's wagon was the wounded albatross. The jarring of the ascent had proved too much for it. While wheelwright straps and bandages were put on with Mormon ingenuity,- of course, precisely as prescribed by Brigham Young,- we alighted and walked ahead. Efforts were made to point out to me, in the dreamland under the hori- zon, the snowy peaks called Kolob. "Kolob" is the Mormons' "Land of Beulah." Somewhere, much nearer to us, but hidden by a black ridge, they said, was an isolated hill, known to the Indians as the Sacred Mountain? The Pi-edes tell that God and his saints came down in the days of their forefathers, more than a hundred years ago, and encamped on the summit, whence they descended to converse with men. To the disgust of the Mor- 66Mrs. Kane's description of an "isolated hill" sounds like Navajo Mountain on the east side of the Colorado River. It is isolated and is a sacred mountain of the Navajos. However, when she says the mountain was nearer to her than Kolob, she must have been speaking of the Great White Throne or the Temple of Sinewava in Zion National Park, both of which played a role in Piute worship. See Angus M. Woodbury, "A History of Southern Utah and Its National Parks," Utah Historical Quarterly 12 (1944) : I I I-15. I34
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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
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328910