Roughing It - Chapter 13


Roughing It - Chapter 13
Mormons and Gentiles—Exhilarating Drink, and its Effect on Bemis—Salt Lake City—A Great Contrast—A Mormon Vagrant—Talk with a Saint—A Visit to the "King"—A Happy Simile

Mark and party arrive in Salt Lake City. He is impressed by the industry and cleanliness of the place. He takes part in a meeting with Brigham Young.


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Submitted by scott on

Mark Twain is generally impressed with the cleanliness and industry of the city, on first arrival. His fellow passenger, Bemis, has discovered the local intoxicant, Valley Tan. The recording is one of my earliest and the timing is still off.