Between Omaha and the Pacific the railway crosses a territory which is still infested by Indians and wild beasts, and a large tract which the Mormons, after they were driven from Illinois in 1845, began to colonise.
It was eight o'clock when the train passed through the defiles of the Humboldt Range, and half-past nine when it penetrated Utah, the region of the Great Salt Lake, the singular colony of the Mormons.
On leaving Omaha, it passes along the left bank of the Platte River as far as the junction of its northern branch, follows its southern branch, crosses the Laramie territory and the Wahsatch Mountains, turns the Great Salt Lake, and reaches Salt Lake City, the Mormon capital, plunges into the Tuilla Valley, across the American Desert, Cedar and Humboldt Mountains, the Sierra Nevada, and descends, via Sacramento, to the Pacific--its grade, even on the Rocky Mountains, never exceeding one hundred and twelve feet to the mile.
We are the Mormons," answered his companions with one voice.
Their escort did not halt, however, but pushed on, followed by a great crowd of Mormons, until they reached a waggon, which was conspicuous for its great size and for the gaudiness and smartness of its appearance.
hadn't got bad yet, and they were good to us.
The Danites, taking their name from the avenging angels of the Mormon
mythology, sprang up in the mountains of the Great West and spread over the Pacific Coast from Panama to Alaska.
If Ladd was a Mormon
, I guess he could have every woman in North Riverboro that's a suitable age, accordin' to what my cousins say," remarked Mrs.
Several such clusters were praying, and in one the Mormon missionary was exhorting.
He looked and saw the Mormon church careering drunkenly a hundred feet away.
The prophet Adams--once an actor, then several other things, afterward a Mormon
and a missionary, always an adventurer--remains at Jaffa with his handful of sorrowful subjects.
Brayne was an atheist or a Mormon
or a Christian Scientist; but he was ready to pour money into any intellectual vessel, so long as it was an untried vessel.