This article is an extract of David S. Carpenter's Jens Nielson: Bishop of Bluff (BYU Studies, 2011). Home to only a couple of hundred people in 2011, Bluff is located in southeast Utah. The experiences of the hardy pioneers in this hostile and forbidding region have become legendary among Latter-day Saints. This extract tells the story of Mormon settlers in Bluff in 1884: their struggles over joint ventures, water, cattle grazing, and whether to maintain the settlement at all.
Carpenter, David S.
""That They May Secure It and Hold It Forever": Bluff's Revival, 1885–1886,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 50
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol50/iss2/6