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She was too ambitious to be only a collector and editor. It didn't matter that her work station was often a kitchen table and her writing instrument a portable typewriter. She produced dozens of articles and an impressive number of books in her chosen genres of biography and narrative history. With few exceptions her works were published by western presses and marketed to a western readership. Most of them were about the history of her own desert domain. Nonetheless, her reputation transcended the boundaries of Utah and the West.

They found bird nests and returned day after day to mark the progress of the eggs and fledglings. One day she loafed in the sloughs with her cousin Charles, who liked to rob nests. For weeks she had defended the nest of a yellow peach bird. Now Charles climbed the tree and took the eggs, placing them in his mouth because his pockets bulged with eggs he had stolen from other nests. "When he came on a level with me, I was ready," she narrated. "I slapped him good and hard on both hind pockets, an act which started yellow goo running down the back of his legs.

As a youth he knew the Prophet Joseph Smith and observed the transfiguration of Brigham Young in the image of Joseph. He was among the first missionaries called to proselyte the Indians of southwestern Utah in 1854 and was a frequent companion to Jacob Hamblin, the most famous of Mormon missionaries to the Indians. Dudley helped found Santa Clara, Gunlock, Hebron, and Bunkerville. Between his return to Bunkerville in 1906 and his death in 1908, Juanita saw him nearly every day. " In the winter Henry hauled loads of green cottonwood from the borders of the fields, and Dudley sat on a chair with a rawhide bottom and chopped wood while Juanita and her sisters stacked it in ricks.

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