LORIN FARR: MORMON STATESMAN
In 2007, we were happy to announce the printing of the long awaited biography, Lorin Farr: Mormon Statesman. This book, with a beautiful cover, features 353 pages of interesting history on Lorin Farr, his wives, his children, and his times. There are some 90 pages of photographs, documents and other illustrations. This book is a must for all Lorin Farr descendants and those interested in early church history.This edition is sold out. (If you have a copy without the updated Table of Contents, please click here).
In October 2015, we announced a new printing of Lorin Farr:Mormon Statesman. You can obtain copies by going to Lulu.com and typing in Lorin Farr in the search bar. You have the choice of ordering a hard copy for $ 25 or a soft copy for $ 15 plus the price of shipping. These prices are less than our original $ 29.95 cost in 2007.
Not only will you be amazed as you read about Lorin Farr and his family, you will be immersed in the history of the time. The books make excellent presentations on coffee tables in living or family rooms of your homes. They are also wonderful Christmas and birthday gifts.
The October 2015 printing includes minor corrections only, and is not a new edition.
**TABLE OF CONTENTS CORRECTION** -- for 2007 edition only -- click here for important updates.
Lorin Farr was sent by Brigham Young in 1851 to be the spiritual and temporal leader of Weber County . He served there as mayor, stake president, member of the Territorial Legislature and main pioneer settler in the Weber area. He helped families immigrating to the valley find homes. Often, from these early settlements, towns would spring up - some of which remain to this day. Someone once said that Lorin Farr's influence on Weber County can never be known. He was to this area what Brigham Young was to the whole church. He was pre-eminent in farming, stock raising, road making, pioneer, businessman, local politics and contractor of the final 200 miles of the Transcontinental railroad. He served in a multitude of church offices, and was husband to six wives and father to 39 children. His other accomplishments are too numerous to mention here, but are well laid out in his biography.
The authors, Amy Oaks Long, David J. Farr and Susan Easton Black do indeed hope that you will enjoy and be inspired by the life of this wonderful man.
DAVID J. FARR