Witch's Knoll

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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
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324900
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Title Witch's Knoll
Description Sources: (continued) Personal history of Ole C. Jensen Personal participation in 1953 graveside service in Pioneer Cemetery. Inscriptions on the D. U. P. and Pioneer Cemetery markers. WITCH'S KNOLL Marqetta Willardson Ephraim, Utah Non-Professional Division Second Place Tie Historical Essay I would never have believed that an early morning phone call would set me off on the greatest, most exciting hunt (withour a license) of my life. Witch's Knoll was the bait. From then on, practically around the clock, I started chipping away, calling nearly everyone below the age of ninety living in Ephraim and Manti as well as their children and their grandchildren. I was propelled to begin this "hunt" after an illusive story. I reached only a part of my goal but kept digging where the digging was profitable, even if it was not so easy. The very name of "Witch's Knoll" seems filled with suspense and mystery and still remains as such with facts and fan-tasies running rampant. A letter from Hoyt Anderson related that someone had discovered Witch's Knoll to be an old Indian burial ground, and this was one theory. The concept of the Knoll as the site of witches was another theory. Still another theory he had heard was that during the early settlement of Ephraim, there were occasions when fires were seen from a distance on the Knoll, but when the settlers went out to investigate, invariably those who had started the fires had disappeared. Whether these were, in fact, Indians or merely settlers with a typical Scandinavian sense of humor is hard to determine. Several natives of Ehpraim and Manti recall hearing stories of an old Indian crone or hag who lived in a dugout -13-
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Identifier 023_Witch's Knoll.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324895
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