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The Long Narrow Canyon - Blooms

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 27
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1995
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s60863fm
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326335
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm

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Title The Long Narrow Canyon - Blooms
Description of their family-their son, Wallace, and four daughters, Vera, Alta, Elaine and Helen, and eighteen grandchildren Wilford enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow up. He'd often load as many as he could "round up" at the time and load them in his pickup and take them with him up into the mountains to check on his sheep or cattle. He was a inveterate outdoorsman and loved to fish and hunt when the occasion permitted He always raised a prize-winning garden, the vegetables from which he enjoyed sharing with his neighbors At Christmas and other special times, Wilford would butcher several muttons which he and his wife shared with others. Manti residents knew they had a friend in Wilford who would willingly listen to their problems or generously help them over "tight spots " He is remembered in Manti as being truly a " MAN FOR ALL SEASONS " THE LONG NARROW CANYON-BLOOMS Lois T. Kribs Non Professional Third Place Historical Essay The trail they followed to the Sanpitch Valley at the request of the Indian Chief Walker had been rough A hard rain had fallen on them on their way through Salt Creek Canyon, making the travel more difficult At every turn it seemed they would be at a dead end Scouts were sent ahead to search for a Trail into the valley before they continued south When the scouts returned with news the wagons could get through, they continued. Soon they came to a point where they could see the hill on which the Temple would be built Father Morley said, "There is the termination of our journey In close proximity to that hill, God willing, we will build our City," Their first camp was made on the creek, but several of the company wanted to continue south Seth Taft spoke for many of them when he said, "This is only a long narrow canyon, and not even a jack rabbit can exist on its deseret soil." Anyone who has lifted a shovel of soil and rocks in this area can relate to the words spoken and many have left this valley because of this However the pioneers who stayed and the settlers who came after them have made this valley blossom as the proverbial rose. Riding down Highway 89 in the spring and seeing the farmers with their modern equipment getting the fields ready for planting, or during the summer and fall when they harvest the crops, remind us of the importance of the farmer in this long narrow canyon called the Sanpitch Valley The modern machinery of today is a far cry from the picks, hoes, shovels and sometimes manually pulled plows used to turn the soil in 1849 51
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326324
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326324