Desert Between the Mountains

Desert Between the Mountains

Mormons, Miners, Padres, Mountain Men, and the Opening of the Great Basin, 1772-1869

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
Describes how Mormon pioneers settled in the Salt Lake Valley area starting in 1847 and discusses how they lived, interacted, and worshipped in nineteen communities

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Life magazine correspondent Michael Durham recounts the story of the Mormon pioneers' search for an area in which to settle, their colonization of the Salt Lake Valley area beginning in 1847, and their various encounters with Spanish ecclesiastics, nomadic Indian tribes, fur trappers, and soldiers, weaving through it all a sense of the Great Basin's unique and enigmatic topography. B&w photographs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Mormons' arrival in Utah, this unique history explores how these pioneers lived, interacted, and worshipped in nineteen communities extending all the way to San Diego.

Publisher: New York : H. Holt, c1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805041613
Branch Call Number: 979 DUR
Characteristics: 336 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.


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