John Muir



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""The mountains rise grandly round this curious city-the Zion of the new saints-so grandly that the city itself is hardly visible."" Muir describes the modest homes with ""gardens laid out with great simplicity, indicating love of flowers by people comparatively poor."" Of the people he comments that regardless of how the ""'peculiar practices' of Mormonism have affected ... the old Saints, ... these Mormon children, 'Utah's best crop,' seem remarkably bright and promising.""


San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, May 22, 1877


p. 1, col. 3

City of the Saints. The Grand Wasatch Mountains-A Graphic Description of Salt Lake City-Mormon Men and Women-Latter-Day Boys and Girls. (From Our Own Correspondent.) Salt Lake City, May 15, 1877.



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