Message #249:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Utah Historical Quarterly (Spring 1996)
Date: Mon, 05 Aug 96 10:46:00 MST
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From: Max Evans 

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The Utah Historical Quarterly published in its most recent issue (Spring 
1996) the following articles that may be of interest to the list:

"Salt Lake City's Reapers' Club," by Sharon Snow Carver.
As the Decade of the 1890s dawned and Utahns busied themselves with their 
final push for statehood, an important social trend was sweeping across the 
nation--the creation of women's organizations.  Utah responded in mainstream 
fashion, organizing numerous clubs and associations to serve wide-ranging 
needs.  One such group, Salt Lake City's Reapers' Club, is described in our 
first article and analyzed not only for format but also for its contribution 
to the larger movement.

The next three articles also reflect a centennial connection

"Three Days in May: Life and Manners in Salt Lake City, 1895, by Dean L. May
At the time Salt Lake City hosted the state constitutional convention in May 
1895, it was in the process of shedding a frontier image and striving for a 
cosmopolitan one.  A three-day summation of newsworthy events of that time 
and place offers a lively and revealing approach to community history.

"Lewis Leo Munson, an Entrepreneur in Escalante, Utah, 1896-1963," by Voyle 
L. Munson
Next comes a look at Leo Munson, born in the year of statehood and possessed 
from an early age with a natural aptitude for business.  His story is much 
more than a biography.  It is a history of the values, axioms, and 
entrepreneurial spirit that have defined business success through the ages.

"Some Meanings of Utah History," by Thomas G. Alexander.
Thousands like Leo Munsons have created an interesting economic pattern and 
cultural diversity in Utah that are given meaning in the wonderful 
thought-piece, penned by one of our state's premier historians.

The issue concludes with two articles that probe myth and mystery in the 
prehistorical and historical record.  Whether tracking bison or place names, 
scholars of our craft continue to delight and amaze with their endless 
curiosity, critical thinking, breadth of interest, and love of research.

"The Historical Occurrence and Demise of Bison in Northern Utah," by Karen 
D. Lupo
"Gorgoza and Gogorza: Fiction and Fact," by Charles L. Keller

This issue of the Quarterly also has reviews of these books:

Bradley W. Richards, The Savage View: Charles Savage, Pioneer Mormon 
Photographer, reviewed by William C. Seifrit
C. Mark Hamilton, Nineteenth-century Mormon Architecture and City Planning, 
reviewed by Peter L. Goss
Jack Goodman, As You Pass By: Architectural Musings on Salt Lake City, a 
Collection of Columns and Sketches from the Salt Lake Tribune, reviewed by 
Julie Osborne
Maureen Ursenbach Beecher, ed. The Personal Writings of Eliza Roxcy Snow, 
reviewed by Polly Stewart
Rebecca Bartholomew, Audacious Women: Early British Mormon Immigrants, 
reviewed by Lynn Watkins Jorgensen
William John Gilbert Gould, My Life on Mountain Railroads, reviewed by 
Robert S. Mikkelsen
Coy F. Cross II, Go West Young Man! Horace Greeley's Vision for America, 
reviewed by Scott C. Zeman
Francis Haines, The Buffalo: The Story of American Bison and Their Hunters 
from Prehistoric Times to the Present, reviewed by Karen D. Lupo