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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Cotton Mission



  • Existence: 1857 - 1904?

Administrative History

The Cotton Mission (1857-1904?) was an ecclesiastical and commercial venture by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to settle southwestern Utah.

History of the Cotton Mission and cotton culture in Utah, 1947

Utah history encyclopedia, via WWW, July 11, 2020 (Cotton Mission; effort by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to colonize souther Utah and cultivate cotton; first calls issued in April 1857, under direction of Robert Covington; additional families sent in 1860s and 1870s; factory for processing cotton founded in Washington, Utah in 1866, began work in 1869; mill ceased operations in 1910)

Washington County Historical Society, via WWW, July 11, 2020: Washington Cotton Factory (mill construction started in 1866; factory closed in 1904; machinery removed by 1910)

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History of Robert Gardner, Jr. / written by himself at St. George, Utah

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305424]
Identifier: MSS SC 793
Scope and Contents Photocopy of typescript. Detailed account of frontier life in Canada; his family's conversion to Mormonism in the early 1840s; a trip to Nauvoo, Illinois, in June 1845; the trip across the plains to Utah in 1847; and life in pioneer Utah.Also includes account of the author's mission to Canada (1857-1858) and his subsequent recall because of the Utah War, along with his family's move to settle St. George, Utah. Ends with text of Gardner's patriarchal blessing, genealogical...
Dates: 1884