Brigham Young (III)
DESCRIPTION: "I'd like to take a pleasure trip To have a little fun, Get on the Utah Southern And go see Brigham Young. Nice little family, Nineteen wives or more, A lot of good old mother-in-laws To cheer him up also." The singer declares, "I haven't long to stay"
EARLIEST DATE: 1947 (Hubbard)
KEYWORDS: travel wife
1801-1877 - Life of Brigham Young
1832 - Young becomes a Mormon
1844 - Young becomes leader of the Mormons
1847 - Mormon migration to Utah
1850 - Young made Governor of Utah territory. From 1857, however, the U.S. Government enforced various restrictions on the Mormons and their governor, mostly in response to polygamy.
FOUND IN: US(Ro)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hubbard, #217, "Brigham Young III" (1 short text)
cf. "Brigham Young (I)" (character of Brigham Young) and references there
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