Juanita Pulsipher Brooks (January 15, 1898 – August 26, 1989) was an American historian and author, specializing in the American West and Mormon history, including books related to the Mountain Meadows Massacre, to which her grandfather Dudley Leavit.
Juanita Leone Leavitt was born and raised in Bunkerville, Nevada to Henry Leavitt and Mary Hafen.
Quicksand and Cactus book. Juanita Brooks is an excellent writer. This book had great meaning for me because she lived a parallel life with my Grandmother Dora from Panaca
Quicksand and Cactus book. This book had great meaning for me because she lived a parallel life with my Grandmother Dora from Panaca. They were born three years apart, lived in the same LDS stake (Panaca), both were schoolteachers, both attended the U of U, Juanita's first husband, Ernest Pulsipher, was Dora's cousin, they married two years apart in the LDS St. George Temple. Mr. Pulsipher died in 1920, Grandma Dora died in 1933.
Juanita Brooks became one of the best-known historians of Mormon and Utah history. Her autobiography is a valuable source of information on early southern Utah and Mormon history.
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Pioneer Home of Renowned Juanita Brooks. Famous Author and Mormon Historian. The original two-room rock house was built by George Brooks, S. during 1877-1878 using chips and irregular rocks from the cleanup of the Tabernacle and Temple yards where he worked as a stone mason. Ten years later a hand-made adobe kitchen was added. The locust tree in the front yard was planted in 1879 honoring the birth of his first son, George, J. and today is on the National Register.
Quicksand and Cactus Bed & Breakfast, St. George Picture: Quicksand and Cactus - Check out TripAdvisor members' 2,960 candid photos and videos of Quicksand and Cactus Bed & Breakfast. It was low key, quiet, enjoyable and what we were hoping for. The historic tie in to Juanita Brooks, author, who was a past owner was definitely part of the appeal and reason we chose this property More.
Born Juanita Leone Leavitt, Brooks was born and raised in Bunkerville, Nevada. Brooks' book on the Mountain Meadows Massacre broke new ground. Quicksand and cactus: A memoir of the southern Mormon frontier. Logan, Utah, Utah State University Press, reissue 1982. In 1919 she married Ernest Pulsipher, who died of cancer little more than a year later, leaving her with an infant son. She earned her bachelor's degree from BYU and a master's degree from Columbia University.
The home is where Juanita Brooks lived when she wrote historical books about southern Utah. Yelp users haven’t asked any questions yet about Quicksand and Cactus Bed & Breakfast. The location in the historic area of St George makes it easy to walk a few blocks to the historic buildings, art museums, and restaurants. There is an excellent hike which begins two blocks up Main Street.
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