Indian Stories

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 17
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Indian Stories
Description and his counselors, and by Sanpete Stake President Canute Peterson and his counselors, assisted by other stake presidents. The dedicatory praver was offered by President Peterson. The northeast cornerstone was laid by the presidencies of the seventies and elder's quorums. John VannCott gave the dedicatory prayer„ The work on the temple now commenced and progressed rapidly during the first three years of construction. The people were devoted to the cause and anxious to spend their time and energy in the erection of this house to the Lord, The struggle and sacrifice during the building period is best told from incidents recorded in pioneer journals and handed down from one generation to the next. Sone of the temple workers walked the miles from 'It. Pleasant, Spring City, Ephraim and Sterling to Manti each week to work on the temple. Andrew Christian Nielson, "Mormon Preacher," a stone cutter, walked five miles each day to the temple, put in a day's work and walked to his home at Shumway each evening. The men's hands would become so sore from the rough work that it was common practice for them to rub mutton tallow on their hands at night and then wear the hand-knitted socks on their hands so they would be ready for another day of work. Money was scarce but the people were generous with what they had. A Mr. Jones from Emery County, when called on to give a donation, gave his only cow which was needed for his family. Later, a cow was provided him by a bachelor who asked in return to "eat with the family once in awhile." The women helped provide food and clothing for the men as they worked, as well as supplying donations for the temple construction. One lady in Manti, Marie Rath, was an experienced cheese maker from Germany. Each Monday morning women would bring two quarts of milk to Marie. She would make cheese and take it to the tithing office where donations were accepted. Children did their share by gathering "Sunday eggs." Some $117,000 was raised through the 104
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