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A Trial Furnace: Southern Utah's Iron Mission

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In 1855, LDS Church President Brigham Young declared that “Iron we need and iron we must have.” The mid-nineteenth century Mormon pioneers of Utah depended on the metal, using it in the manufacture of stoves, plows, sawmill bearings, even nails. Shipping iron from St. Louis was expensive, and Young envisioned a regional iron works that would meet the community’s needs and ...more
Paperback, 544 pages
Published June 30th 2001 by BYU Studies / Brigham Young Univ Press (first published May 2001)
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Jan 28, 2016 Kip rated it really liked it
I read this book in one and 1/2 days; perhaps my fastest read in a number of decades. Very well written, thoroughly researched, solid historical work. (In tone, subject mater and depth similar to Lenoard's "Nauvoo"). A very good history of southwestern
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