Green Manna

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 09
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1977
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6df6pc6
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324900
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Title Green Manna
Description Some think the plant was sinapis or chenopodium. They of 1850 were not concerned with its flora. They cared only that it was non-poisonous, and palatable. And that it was available when the flour barrel was empty, And their precious seeds were only beginning to sprout, In the, as yet, unproved soil of Sanpete. The early historian simply states: "We are grateful for the abundance of greens. Growing south of the hill. They are good to eat, and our flour is gone." No complaints, no bitterness or despair. Only gratitude for some nourishing substance, With which to fill the mouths and stomachs of the hungry. The plant apparently held no appeal for rodents, deer, or Indian ponies, Or even the Indians themselves, Or it would have been depleted long before our story begins. I do not know the name or species of the plant. But to myself I call it Provisum Providentia. "That which God provided for his people." -38-
Format application/pdf
Identifier 048_Green Manna.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324762
Reference URL