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I Was Called to Dixie - The Virgin River Basin: Unique Experiences in Mormon Pioneering (177)

6" (15 cm) wide x 9" (23 cm) high
684 pages
by Andrew Karl Larson

Andrew Karl Larson is the Director of the Division of Social Sciences at Dixie Junior College in St. George, Utah, from which institution he graduated in 1922. He has bachelor and master degrees from Brigham Young University and has done considerable graduate study at the University of Utah.

He was born in Washington, Utah, where the famous Cotton Factory was built during the 1860's. His father and paternal grandfather were called there by the church in 1861. His maternal great grandfather was Robert Dockery Covington, who, because of his experience with. cotton culture in Mississippi, was sent to colonize and preside at Washington in 1857 when that town was founded.

Mr. Larson has always lived in Utah's Dixie where he has spent his adult life-time teaching at Washington School, Hurricane High School, and Dixie College. His wife is Katharine Miles, granddaughter of Dixie's loved "poet laureate," Charles L. Walker. Their two children are a foster son Arthur F. Crosby (Mrs. Larson's nephew), and a daughter, Judith (Mrs. Hubert M. Hawkins). Both live in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mr. Larson decided to write this history many years ago while working on his thesis study, Agricultural Pioneering in the Virgin River Valley, under the direction of Dr. William J. Snow. He has devoted most of his spare time during the past twenty years to collecting information for I Was Called to Dixie.

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