Iron County (Utah) -- History
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Typewritten copies of personal diaries by Dame, kept from 1854 to 1855. Entries are short and mainly relate to Dame's various activities. Also included is the "Journal of Southern Exploring Company," an expedition led by Dame to areas of Iron County, Utah, to find suitable locations for Mormon settlements in 1858. Diary lists the members of the expedition. Dame describes the activities of the group including the surveying of lots and the planting of crops.
Photocopies of various records relating primarily to Iron County, Utah and to its various organizations. Included are Pinto United Order Distribution and cash ledgers; Parowan Equitable Co-op minute books; various personal certificates and correspondence; cash stock, and loan certificates; illustrations and descriptions of English inventions; an indenture; a land deed; and song lyrics to the "Handcart Song." The photocopies were made by the Parowan Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
Typewritten transcripts with handwritten corrections of the included cassette sound tapes. Palmer gave weekly addresses at KSUB in Cedar City, Utah. Topics include the history of Iron County, Utah, early Mormons in the area, Indians of the area, and the early history of Utah.
Handwritten petition, dated 15 Nov. 1853, addressed to the Utah Territorial legislature, and signed by Lee and twenty-six others. The petition requests that $2000 be appropriated to build a road from Ft. Harmony, Utah, through the St. George Valley to connect with the California Road. The signers argue that such a road would facilitate further settlement in the Washington and Iron counties of Utah.
Utah Territorial Militia (Nauvoo Legion) Iron County Militia roster. 12.5 inch by 4 inch, 24 page booklet made from six folded leaves, bound with string. Written in dark ink, possibly partly written in the hand of James H. Martineau. Dated June 1857. Includes the companies and platoons to which approximately 450 men were assigned. Some changes have been made in the manuscript; some indicate promotions in their company or platoon.