Colonia Juarez: An Intimate Account of a Mormon Village
Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Date Published: 1954
Edition: First Edition
Book Id: 42985
290pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Green cloth with gilt stamped titles on the front board and backstrip. Illustrated with black and white photos, and a fold-out map at the rear of the volume. Very good, with a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown, and occasional notations in pen on the pages. The dust jacket is in good plus condition, with areas of darkening, and numerous small closed and open tears along the edges and folds. There is a brief notation on the rear panel, and there is subtle staining on the jacket's spine.
History of the Mormon outpost in Northern Mexico. Though founded before the official end of LDS Church sanctioned polygamy, Colonia Juarez's population exploded in the late nineteenth century due to polygamists fleeing the United States. Though still a Mormon outpost, its population has slowly declined over the last century.