Title

Bitter Sweet: John Taylor's Introduction of the Sugar Beet Industry in Deseret

Keywords

Beet Industry, John Taylor, Deseret

Abstract

Since the mid-1800s, rumors have circulated that Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints president Brigham Young and his successor, John Taylor, did not get along. This position could be supported by the record of a heated discussion that took place during a meeting on March 17, 1853. Th e minutes reveal that Young accused Taylor of knowing no more of business "than a mere stranger," not knowing "that a million doUars is worth a red cent," being as "wild in [his] calculations as a man can be," and "manifest[ing] the spirit of an old English lord."

Original Publication Citation

Woodger, Mary Jane, “Bitter Sweet: John Taylor's Introduction of the Sugar Beet Industry in Deseret,” Utah Historical Quarterly. Max J. Evans, ed., no. 3, (Summer, 2001) 69: 247-263.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2001-6

Publisher

Utah Historical Quarterly

Language

english

College

Religious Education

Department

Church History and Doctrine

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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