Ronald W. Walker (essay date 1974)
SOURCE: “The Keep-A-Pitchinin or the Mormon Pioneer Was Human,” in Brigham Young University Studies, Vol. 14, 1974, pp. 331-44.
[In the following essay, Walker claims that the lively wit and satirical humor in the short-lived periodical Keep-A-Pitchinin often contradicted the typical image of the sober, straight-faced Mormon.]
If there’s anybody doleful Just grab him by the fin And lead him to the office Of the keep-a-pitchinin.
Keep-A-Pitchinin, March 1, 1870, p. 3.
Salt Lake's short-lived Keep-A-Pitchinin (pronounced “keep a pitchin’in”) was more than one of the West's first...
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