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"I Would to God" A Personal History of Isaac Haight
Caroline Keturah Parry Woodley
This long-awaited publication is the second in a series of monographs of Mountain Meadows, companion to Historical Topography: A New Look at Old Sites on Mountain Meadows
. This story is a pageant of one man-Isaac C. Haight - and his immediate family. As a pioneer, first mayor of Cedar City, Utah, and religious leader, he kept very detailed journals and wrote many letters to his wives and children. These documents were used by his granddaughter Caroline Keturah Parry Woolley to compile a history of his life and of early Cedar City.
Historical Topography: A New Look at Old Sites on Mountain Meadows
Morris A Shirts & Francis A. Smeath
This book, by Morris A. Shirts & Francis A. Smeath, discusses only one issue about the Mountain Meadow Massacre - the site where it happened. The book sheds light on the physical location of the wagon train members: where they camped, where they were attacked, where they were killed, where they were buried and what marks their graves.
Howard R. Driggs, illustrated by William H. Jackson
Working with Ezra Meeker to create another book, Howard R. Driggs set to work on the history of the Oregon Trail and other famed trails in an effort to reclaim a priceless trail heritage. Driggs felt the need for the living story of our pioneers to be truthfully told and the creation of Westward America
was the result. Forty full-page, full-color reproductions illustrated by William H. Jackson in the forty stirring chapters of Westward America
portray the history of the exploration and settling of the American West.
The "Collectors" Edition has a green embossed hardback cover and a colorful dust jacket. Each book is new and uncirculated from the 500 original published books. Each is numbered and the author's and illustrator's signatures are on a half-sheet tipped in before the title page.
The "Deluxe" Edition was also limited to 500 numbered copies and is known as the "Author's Autograph Edition." Howard R. Driggs and William Henry Jackson signed each copy on the title page. It was described in 1942 as:
- Bound in the finest quality natural Buckram Cloth. Gold Leaf stamping on backbone and cover. Encased in substantial slipcover
- 312 pages, 7 1/2 x 11 3/8, Strathmore all-rag white woven heavyweight paper. Pages uncut with gilt on top edges.
- 40 illustrations in full color, each protected by tissue oversheet imprinted with title and legend. Entire book beautifully printed in large, easily read Electra type face
Collector's Edition: $50
Deluxe Edition: $125Purchase
The Outstanding Wonder: Zion Canyon's Cable Mountain Draw Works
Dena S. Markoff, Laurie Simmons, Rosslyn Stewart, and Merrill Ann Wilson
The story of the Cable Mountain draw works is embedded in the history of the pioneer families who struggled to build homes and raise families in Zion. Hundreds of thousands of board feet of lumber were brought down the mountain under hazardous conditions, attesting to the ingenuity and determination of the early pioneers. Originally researched and published in 1981 by the Western Heritage Conservation, Inc. of Arvada, Colorado, this publication was reproduced for the Centennial Celebration of Zion National Park in cooperation with the Zion Natural History Association.
Series: Symposium on Democracy and Culture
Edited by Lee Trepanier
A series based on The Grace A. Tanner Center for Human Values Symposium on Democracy and Culture at Southern Utah University and edited by Lee Trepanier.
Democracy, Pluralism, and Utah (2007)
"This edited volume presents essays that examine the broad themes of democracy and culture, with some of them focusing on how they manifest themselves in Mormon culture and in the state of Utah." From the introduction by Lee Trepanier.Purchase
Technology, Science, and Democracy (2008)
"The question of science and technology and their relationship to democracy is explored in this volume from a variety of perspectives in the fields of philosophy, political science, literature, and communications." From the introduction by Lee Trepanier.
The Democratic Discourse of Liberal Education (2009)
"...explored the relationship between liberal education and tradition, education and democracy, and the obstacles that confront teachers in the modern university." From the introduction by Lee Trepanier.
Political Rhetoric and Leadership in Democracy (2010)
"...relationship between rhetoric and democracy, with particular attention on leadership." From the introduction by Lee Trepanier.
Journal of the Wooden O.
This peer-reviewed journal is published from scholarly papers presented at the annual Wooden O. Symposium, a cross-disciplinary conference that explores Medieval and Renaissance studies through the text and performance of Shakespeare's plays. The conference is held on the campus of Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah.
Volumes from 2001 to 2010 are available.
And We Built a Cabin
In 1989, retired SUSC professor, McRay Cloward, started writing a paper "confined to the building of the College Cabin by a dedicated faculty and staff" and over the next four years it grew into a book-length personal history of the school's faculty and staff as the "cabin" became the Mountain Center.
Built a Cabin: A Story About a Cabin, A Mountain Ranch, and a Dedicated Faculty
reveals the dedication and sacrifice of faculty and staff that built much more than a cabin. They built an institution now known as Southern Utah University.
(Online purchase not available)
Dr. Mac: The Man, His Land, and His People
L. Wayland MacFarlane
Dr. Mac: the Man, His Land, and His People
is the biography of Menzies John MacFarlane, one of Cedar City's early physicians and community leaders. Born in St. George to John M. and Tillie MacFarlane, he came to Cedar City in 1899 to study at the Branch Normal School. Written by his son, Dr. L. Wayland MacFarlane, Dr. Mac tells of his medical education and life as a doctor, interwoven with stories of his family and his great influence on Cedar City's business community before his untimely death in 1939.
A Memory Bank for Paragonah
This book provides an in-depth look at a small community in Iron County and the people who have lived there since its founding by Mormon pioneers Job and Charles Hall in 1850. There are many photographs and lists of names of the people who settles this community and who have lived there since.
(Online purchase not available)
Jim Jones: Recent Paintings
The late Jim Jones is one of the most renowned painters of southern Utah. A Utah native from Cedar City, the famed landscape artist is known for his remarkable paintings of Zion Canyon, the Grand Canyon, and the Colorado Plateau. This book provides a catalog of his amazing works alongside a biography of his life. Each book includes a DVD documentary about his life entitled Jimmie Jones: Red Rock Painter
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