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By Michael W Homer

Most tourists to Utah in the course of the 19th and early 20th centuries, specifically these from Europe, have been fascinated about the state’s neighborhood of Latter-day Saints, with their “seventeen-strong households with just one man!” the following, editor Michael W. Homer has accrued the writings of a few of these eu tourists, breaking new flooring by way of ignoring the culture of together with purely the predictably benign perspectives of English gents. On the right way to elsewhere includes such colourful views in the direction of the Mormons as these of an outraged Catholic priest, an intrigued German prince, a liberated Frenchwoman, and a religious French convert, a lot of who had visits with the guy they referred to as the “Pope of Mormonism,” Brigham Young.
The ecu viewers encountered not just religious Mormons, yet different full of life characters of the yankee West, from fur investors to Indians to soldiers.

Originally a quantity within the sequence Kingdom within the West: The Mormons and the yankee Frontier, this new printing of so that it will elsewhere captures virtually 100 years of assorted perceptions, revealing an unforeseen glimpse into the actual improvement of Utah and the political evolution of Mormonism.

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Cipriani left the company “ with a guide and eight horses, four saddle horses and four pack horses loaded with provisions,” and after traveling on “ horrible roads,” he arrived in Great Salt Lake City on 14 August 1853. "I am writing from Salt Lake. I am on the plains west o f the mountains in the Salt Lake valley, where the M or­ mon sect has established itself” Cipriani wrote to his son Beppe. ” Cipriani met Brigham Young and John Taylor and recorded his obser­ vations for seven days before he continued overland to San Francisco.

They had just been driven out for the second time from a state o f the Union. They had resolved to winter on the threshold o f the great desert, and then to move onward into it to put distance between themselves and their perse­ cutors, without even knowing at that time the goal o f their long wanderings, nor the spot where they should once more build for themselves permanent dwellings. They asked me a thousand questions about the regions I had explored and the spot I have just described to you [the basin o f the Great Salt Lake].

H e returned to Alabama in 1848 and recovered another zeuglodon fossil that he shipped to Germany, where he displayed it a year later. Koch exhibited his sea serpent in N ew Orleans in 1853 before settling in St. Louis with his family. H e conducted geological explorations in Tennessee and developed real estate in Illinois, where he died in 1867 at Golconda. Koch recounted his adventures in N orth America from 1844 to 1846 in a narrative published in Vienna in 1847, from which these edited excerpts are taken.

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