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 In 1885, at age 21, her grandfather, George Paxman, cane to Manti to work on the temple as a carpenter, bringing with him his new bride, Martha Elizabeth Evans, 19. They had just been married in the Logan Temple. Later, a child was born to the couple. "These were happy times for them," said Sister Hinckley. Two years later tragedy struck. Paxman hung the huge east doors of the temple on a Monday. That night he suffered a terrible pain, explained Sister Hinckley. He died four days later of a strangulated hernia, "caused by his all-out effort to get the doors in place." Sister Hinckley's mother was born eight months after Paxman's death. Sister Paxman never remarried, remaining a widow for 62 years. "I love this holy temple," Sister Hinckley told the quiet congregation. Eyes of many glistened with tears as she told the faith-filled story of just one frontier craftsman who had sacrificed so much in helping to build this pioneer temple. Source: L.D.S. Church News, June 23, 1985, p. 3. * * * HENRY, THE PEG-LEG MAN Henry John was a. professional singer and harpist in the country of Wales. He played for royalty, playing and singing as only an expert could. He traveled from village to village and from city to city performing. Finally, with a wonderful woman who had a beautiful singing voice, they entertained almost every night. One day, misfortune came to Henry, and he lost a leg in a crusher while working in the coal mines. After this, he was unable to continue his profession. It was hard for him to get around on his peg-leg. In 1870 he heard the Mormon missionaries and joined their church. He came to Utah and finally to Hales in Sanpete County, where he found it hard for a harpist and a singer to find work. He was getting 118
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
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