Having tamed both the land and the American Indians, and made peace with the U.S. Government, the territory of Deseret was welcomed into the Union of States. The Mormons, an industrious people, built a great metropolis in the desert, at the base of the magnificent Wasatch Mountains, one of the many chains of the sublime Rocky Mountains.
The heart of Salt Lake City is its Temple Square. I made this photograph at dusk, looking south across the beautiful reflecting pool. In a few hours, we would depart the city and make our way north toward The Yellowstone, which is the perhaps the best example of the wild heart and chaotic soul underlying the true spirit of America. Would our little party of photographers be able to capture the sense of Yellowstone Country? Time would tell.