Life, Letters and Travels; 1801-1873; Missionary Labors and Adventures Among the Wild Tribes of the North American Indians...Ed. from the Original Unpublished Manuscript Journals and Letter Books and from His Printed Works, with

Life, Letters and Travels; 1801-1873; Missionary Labors and Adventures Among the Wild Tribes of the North American Indians...Ed. from the Original Unpublished Manuscript Journals and Letter Books and from His Printed Works, with

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...block and a vast garden and yard to each lot. The streets are eight rods in width and the sidewalks on each side twenty feet. There are to be shade-trees along the sidewalks. Each block is surrounded with a stream of limpid water, coming down in abundance from the mountains. Every house stands twenty feet from the street line. and no two houses are built opposite each other, so that a man in his own front door cannot look into that of his neighbor. but has a fine view of his garden. There are four great public places. which will be adorned with beautiful fountains and trees brought from the four quarters of the globe. The square of the temple will have a fine garden. Already their missionaries have made arrangements in the Eastern States, in England, France, Italy, Denmark, Germany and the I406 HIEROGLYPHICS AND ROCK SALT. islands of the sea, to make collections of the choicest seeds and fruits, or anything else that can serve for the embellishment of this garden. By the first plan the city contained I 3 5 blocks; since then there have been added 65 blocks on the east and 60 on the west of the city. The University place is a mile square. It is barely three years since the first house was built in this city and to-day there are several thousand comfortable houses, built of sun-dried bricks, and they have an abundance of all the necessaries of life. In the vicinity of the city there are a great number of springs of all temperatures, mineral, sulphurous and pure water. The fields have to be irrigated to render them productive. The city lies twentytwo miles southeast of the Great Salt lake. Southward from it, at a distance of fifty miles, are Utah lakeand valley, where the Mormons have built the city of Provo on the bank of a river which...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236819543
  • 9781236819543