Dr. Mitchell is an associate professor of geography at Mankato State University, Mankato, Minnesota 56002–8400.
GENTILE IMPRESSIONS OF SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, 1849–1870*
Article first published online: 21 APR 2010
1997 American Geographical Society
Volume 87, Issue 3, pages 334–352, July 1997
How to Cite
MITCHELL, M. (1997), GENTILE IMPRESSIONS OF SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, 1849–1870. Geographical Review, 87: 334–352. doi: 10.1111/j.1931-0846.1997.tb00078.x
I thank Richard Jackson of Brigham Young University, John Thompson of the University of Illinois, and Cindy Miller and Branko Colacovic of Mankato State University for their advice and suggestions.
- Issue published online: 21 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 21 APR 2010
- material landscape;
- Salt Lake City;
- travel accounts
ABSTRACT. The landscape of Salt Lake City, Utah, drew considerable comment between 1849 and 1870 from non-Mormon travelers. These experiences, chiefly of overland emigrants, foreign travelers, and military personnel, include first impressions, feelings on entry, and later reactions. The setting, material landscape, Mormon citizenry, and travelers' attitudes toward early Salt Lake City Mormon customs and institutions are discussed.