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Book Notices / Married a Soldier. By LYDIA SPENCER LANE. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1987. 193 p p . Paper, $9.95.) First published in 1893, this memoir spans the years 1854 to 1870 when Lane — and eventually her three children — accompanied William Bartlett Lane on his tours of duty in New Mexico and Texas. H e r witty chronicle of a r m y life includes insights into domestic problems and w o m e n ' s roles on the frontier as well. An introduction by Darlis A. Miller provides useful background information for the reader. The Fair but Frail: Prostitution in San Francisco, 1849-1900. By JACQUELINE BAKER BARNHART. (Reno: U n i versity of Nevada Press, 1986. xii + 136 pp. $15.00.) " . . . Prostitution . . . always reflects prevailing social attitudes, and . . . prostitutes—like businesspeople everywhere — respond to c o n s u m e r d e m a n d , " Professor Barnhart writes. T h e boomtown atmosphere of San Francisco in the mid-nineteenth century attracted enterprising men and women of all types — including prostitutes. Welcomed at first, the "soiled d o v e s " were banished by the 1860s from polite view by an increasingly Victorian society that preferred to hide its vices. T h e a u t h o r d o c u m e n t s society's changing attitudes against the backdrop of San Francisco's lively history.

Protestant and Catholic Churches of Provo. By

DAVID

M.

WALDEN.

(Provo:

Center for Family and C o m m u n i t y History, Brigham Y o u n g University, 1986. xi + 233 p p . Paper.) This study examines eighteen Protestant and Catholic churches in Provo, including their history and contributions to the larger community. T h e project began in 1982 as part of a semin a r in community history at B Y U . Two graduate students, Charles Hidenshield and David H . Streets, worked with Walden in compiling the accounts. Provo Mayor J a m e s Ferguson commented at the project's inception, " I think it is extremely important that any community understand its own history. M a n y n o n - L D S people in the Provo area feel left out, and so this research should give them a better sense of belonging. . . . I also think m a n y Latter-day Saints will be surprised at the impact n o n - L D S churches have had on Provo's c o m m u n i t y . "

Historic Ranches of Wyoming. By J U D I T H H A N C O C K SANDOVAL. (Casper, W y o . : Nicolaysen Art M u s e u m and M o u n t a i n States L i t h o g r a p h i n g C o m p a n y , 1986. v + 97 p p . Cloth, $25.00; paper, $15.95.) Published as an exhibition catalog. Historic Ranches of Wyoming contains essays by T . A. Larson on " R a n c h i n g in W y o m i n g " and by Robert Rorip a u g h on " W y o m i n g R a n c h Life T h i r t y Years A g o . " T h e focus of the

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Utah Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, Number 3, 1987  

Utah Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, Number 3, 1987  

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