In Another Time: Sketches of Utah History

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An illustrated collection of historical articles originally published in the Salt Lake Tribune from 1993 to 1996, In Another Time provides both an entertaining introduction to Utah and a distinguished and popular historian's summary views of the state's peculiar history. Harold Schindler is well known to readers of the Tribune as a columnist and feature writer. He is also widely respected as a historian and author, especially of the popular biography Orrin Porter Rockwell: Man ...
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Overview

An illustrated collection of historical articles originally published in the Salt Lake Tribune from 1993 to 1996, In Another Time provides both an entertaining introduction to Utah and a distinguished and popular historian's summary views of the state's peculiar history. Harold Schindler is well known to readers of the Tribune as a columnist and feature writer. He is also widely respected as a historian and author, especially of the popular biography Orrin Porter Rockwell: Man of God, Son of Thunder.

The essays published here come from two series he wrote for the Tribune, and they include some of the longest feature articles ever printed in that paper. Schindler prepared one series in conjunction with Utah's 1996 statehood centennial, giving readers a dramatic and kaleidoscopic overview of Utah history. During the same period and earlier, the Tribune also ran many of Schindler's more-focused sketches of specific historical figures, events, and topics. Interspersed in the book with the overview articles, these pieces recount some of the more picturesque tales from Utah's colorful past. Both formats demonstrate the wide range of the author's knowledge of little- and well-known threads in Utah's story.

Schindler shows again and again, with vibrant images of the past, why readers of the Tribune and his books have come to admire his skills as a writer. In Another Time will entertain and inform anyone seeking an introductory understanding of what has made Utah different, enlighten those wanting to know more about the rich complexity of the state's past, and warm readers with it's well-told historical tales.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874212426
  • Publisher: Utah State University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1998
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 1,444,052
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
1 The First Utahns: People of the Desert Culture First Inhabited the Great Basin, 11,000 B.P. to A.D. 1776 3
2 Mountain Men: Opening the Gate to Western Expansion, 1803-1840 7
3 The Ways West: California-Oregon Dream Lures Scores to Utah and Beyond, 1841-1846 11
4 Ho! for the Great Salt Lake: Mormons Give Up Livelihoods in a Rush for the Promised Land, 1846-1847 18
5 Great Salt Lake Valley, "The Place": First Few Years in "Deseret" Test Pioneers' Mettle, 1847-1850 27
A Fort for Davy Crockett 35
Fremont and Carson Leave a Mark on a Great Salt Lake Island 37
Gone Fishin' 39
What's in a Name? Samuel Hensley - Not Hansel - Discovers a Cutoff 41
A War of Extermination 43
Spanish Doubloons and Mormon Gold 46
Utah Strikes It Rich in 1849 48
Supply and Demand in the Old West 51
Have You Seen the Elephant? 54
Firearms: A Dangerous Necessity in the Old West 55
A Handbook for America's Pioneers 57
6 Pulling toward Zion: Young Calls Flock to Travel to Mountain Home by Handcart, 1850-1856 63
7 The Utah War: The Hold Mormons Had on Utah Is Broken, 1857-1858 69
8 Territory in Transition: Army Arrives to Stay, Governors and Pony Express Come and Go, 1858-1869 78
Browsing through Early Newspapers 86
Frontier Medicine 88
Timely Gull on the Great Salt Lake 90
The Great Camel Experiment 92
More on Firearms in the West 94
The Big Chill: The Winter of 1857-1858 96
Tartar the War Horse 98
Is That You, Pike? 100
Writing a Best Seller 103
Horace Greeley Goes West and Sees Brigham Young 104
A Lengthy Gallows Soliloquy Impedes Swift Justice 110
Mark Twain in Utah 112
Here Lies Joseph Slade 115
Creating Camp Douglas 117
The Disappearance of John Baptiste 120
Artemus Ward and Another "Wilde" Visitor to Utah 123
The Deseret Alphabet 125
9 Brigham Young and Hard Times Ahead: Pioneer Era Fades as Full Assault on Polygamy Begins, 1869-1877 131
10 War on Polygamy: Federal Vengeance Finally Wears Down Mormon Doctrine, 1877-1890 137
11 Statehood at Last: Amid Jubilation and Bunting, Utah Is Dubbed the Forty-Fifth State of the Union, 1890-1897 145
12 A New Century: From Statehood to Host for the 2002 Winter Olympics 152
Brigham Young's Favorite Wife 158
No Love Lost on Lawyers 162
Trolley Song: Clang, Clang, Clang, Whinny 163
A Lynching at Noon 166
Where the Buffalo Roam 169
The Horseless Carriage Comes to Utah 171
"Buffalo Bill" Cody: Ever the Showman 173
Rogues Gallery: A Page from Police History 175
The Oldest Profession's Sordid Past in Utah 178
The Covered Wagon Keeps Rolling 181
Bees Star Hits the Big Time 183
Death in the Uintas 185
The Golden Age of Radio Listening 187
A Token Effort 189
Suggested Additional Reading 191
Index 193
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