“Saint George and the Drag-On”


"Oh what a dreary place this was when first the Mormons found it; They said no white men here could live...." But Mormon industry has transformed it, and "St. George ere long will be a place that everyone admires."


St. George is in southwestern Utah, just north of the Arizona border and not far from the Nevada boundary. It is not far from the Dixie National Forest (and the site of the Mountain Meadows Massacre). It is perhaps a little more habitable than most of Utah -- and, of course, the Mormons, with their centralized, semi-communal society were very efficient at making a living in seemingly-impossible settings. - RBW


  1. Fife-Cowboy/West 26, "St. George and the Drag-On" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #8596
  3. BI, FCW26


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1966
Keywords: home work
Found in: US