Historical Review of Wales Cole Mines

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 06
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1974
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 324158
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65x272x

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Title Historical Review of Wales Cole Mines
Description destroyed most of the native grasses. The sheep and cattle had trampled the soil loose, and when heavy rains came, there was nothing to hold teh rainfall and it picked up the soil and rocks, washing great gullies and further destroying the vegetation on the mountain side. But time marches on , and one generation profits by the experiences of the past generations and builds upon the experiences and problems of the past. So it was with this flood problem facing the early settlers. The next generation initiated and completed an effective program of flood prevention which was primarily a program of controlled grazing, terracing the steep slopes, and reseeding the mountain range. So once again, youth met the challenge. They made life and property a little less susceptible to the ravages of nature. Now a new challenge is surfacing that will demand expert "pioneering-ship" from future generations. With spiraling popu-larity of the vacation summer cabins and with the back-to-nature resources and preventing pollution of the environment faces the generations ahead. Youth will meet the challenge in time to prevent a problem instead of correcting a problem later. It is not the ear of the period of time that designated pioneering. It is the concern, the far sightedness, the determination to forge ahead in hereto-fore unknown and untried avenues of endeavor that designates a person, a group, and a community, yes, a generation as "Pioneers." So the challenge of pioneering passes from generation to generation. A generation saw, and future generations will see, the need to pioneer into the realm of conserving our God-given natural resources to make life safer, better, and more abundant for the unborn future to inherit. The world is in good hands when in the hands of energetic, dedicated, wise youth. Sources: History of Mt. Pleasant U.S. Soil Conservation Service Verlyn Oldham, Leora Oldham and John A. Peterson of Mt. Pleasant, Utah Family records of author HISTORICAL REVIEW OF WALES COAL MINES Moroni Thomas Males, Utah Honorable Mention Essay In the year of 1854, the people of Sanpete Valley were gathered at Ephraim for conference because President Brigham Young was to speak. During his address an Indian arose. It was Tabiona, one of five Indian brothers, who claimed ownership of the valley and canyons near the present site of Wales. In his hand, Tabiona held a black rock which he handed to President Young saying, "Heap burn." President Young examined the rock and asked if anyone in the audience was acquainted with coal mining. One man, John E. Rees said he was -9-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 6
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324113
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65x272x/324113