George Francis Train and Brigham Young



One of the most unusual literary productions to appear following the death of Brigham Young was a lengthy “poem” by George Francis Train. First published in the Buffalo Agitator, “The Death of Brigham Young” was reprinted in the Deseret News on 17 October 1877, less than two months after the presidents death. In order to appreciate it we must have some idea who George Francis Train was and what he had to do with the Mormons.


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