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Growing Up in Zion: True Stories of Young Pioneers Building the Kingdom
Includes longer reminiscences which describe experiences of Mormon youth growing up in Utah between 1847 and 1900, shorter excerpts which complement these writings, and letters written by children.
Hardcover, 195 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Deseret Book Co
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While reading a book I really like, I try to think of at least one other person who might like it, too. Then I loan the book to that person. I shared the last book I read with my friend, Cindie Walker. When she returned the book to me, she shared THIS book with me. I had never heard of it. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought of my own ancestors who grew up in Utah many times as I read it and wondered if they had had similar experiences as children.
This lovely little volume is a happy companion to “Journey to Zion”. Half the population of Utah in the 1800’s was under the age of 18, and here are some of their stories, in their own words. It is full of the most charming pictures, historical observations, snippets and letters to the Juvenile Instructor magazine as well.
I love reading about what life was like for the early Mormon settler's in Utah. This book is a very interesting read taken from personal accounts of children growing up in the unsettled area's around Salt Lake. I recommend it if you are interested in early LDS church history.