Sunday, June 26, 2016

Desert Telegraph

The desert telegraph was set up in Pipe Springs UT, which is now a National Monument. It ran to St George, Utah. Pipe Springs was a spring in the desert and the Mormons built a fort over the springs. They expected that once the native people figured out they had no more water that an attack would ensue. None came. They raised milk cows and sent dairy products to St George where a large cathedral was being built.

Pipe Springs was largely populated by women. A man would put an extra wife or two and the kids there as the government cracked down on polygamy.

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