A Landowner Chides Brigham Young for Not Speaking to Him at Buffalo Canyon, and Receives an Answer

Thomas A. Kuhlman acquires a small piece of land he named Buffalo Canyon situated just outside of Florence, Nebraska, between Mill Creek Valley and Ponca Hills. He writes of the historical significance of the land, telling of the times he sat on the land reading histories of the fur traders, of Lewis and Clark’s crossing the Missouri, of protection provided by soldiers at Fort Atkinson, and of Latter-day Saints on migration west to the Great Salt Lake Valley. He longs for a connection with the past, but his world of modern-day suffering seems too remote from the romantic past. Finally he receives an answer that teaches him about surviving suffering and finding joy.

Published in BYU Studies Quarterly 30:1
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