Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book Company, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 290pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Green cloth with gilt stamped titles on front board and backstrip. Illustrated with black and white photos, and a fold-out map at rear of volume. Very good. The spine and covers are mildly darkened, rubbed and bumped. The top edge of the text block is lightly foxed, and the pages are age-toned. The front pastedown has a previous owner's name and address. No dust jacket. Item #35626
Signed by Nelle S. Hatch on the front flyleaf. 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.