The Danes Flee for Their Lives

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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 The Danes Flee for Their Lives
Description Yards and yards of cranberry colored cloth were unfolded before their eyes, and that was not all: there was thread, and also many, many matching glass buttons, each with a metal shank with which to sew them onto the dresses. The fashioning of patterns came next, and with the neighbors help the dresses became a reality. The buttons looked very nice, for they were sewed down the front of each girl's dress. Soon the sunburns and the backaches were forgotten as the girls attended church and parties, wearing the beautiful new dresses they had earned. THE DAHES FLEE FOR THEIR LIVES Lillian H. Fox 140 »Iorth 1^0 West Manti, UT 84642 Non-Professional Division Second Place Short Story "Wake up Karen, dress quickly and help Geraldine into her clothes. Everyone in the settlement is ready to leave. Our wagon will be number seven in the line," called Charlotta as she tried to hide her emotions. "Where is Hans?" asked Karen rubbing her eyes. "Your brother is outside helping Pa yoke the oxen. Our wagon is packed with everything it can hold. Please hurry. This was December 15, 1853, in the Allred Settlement, later known as Spring City, Sanpete County, Territory of Utah. One hundred eighteen settlers, mostly Danes, were fleeing for their lives, Brigham Young, President of the Mormon Church, had sent word from Salt Lake City for the people to move quickly to Nanti where they would find protection from the Indians. War Chief Wakarah (Walker) and his braves were attempting to exterminate the pale faces from these hunting grounds, and the smaller settlements would be first under attack. In 1851 the Indians had deeded the valley 88
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
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