Building the Manti Temple

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 16
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1984
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Title Building the Manti Temple
Description BUILDING THE MANTI TEMPLE Conrad Frischknecht Taeoma, Washington Non-Profeesional Division Hrst Place Historical Essay In the early days of the Church, Mormons gathered in a Sew Zion to build the Kingdom of God. Building the Manti Temple in central Utah was a giant stride toward that objective. Faithful I«.tter-day Saints strove-and strive- to achieve an exhalted place in heaven. Their scriptures require than to perform certain rites and ordinances in the Temple of the Iiord. They have to build temples. In pioneer times the Church was also confronted with a pressing temporal problem-population pressures. The Priesthood was required to preach the gospel to all kindreds, tongues and peoples* Missionaries met with signal success at home and in Europe. In companies of a hundred or more, a steady stream of converts poured into Utah Territory. Vast as the open spaces of the West were, arable lands were soon occupied, leaving none for newcomers. At Manti, each family was allotted 20 acres of farm land, a two-and-a-half acre city lot, and in some instances five acres of pasture. It was impractical to divide these subsistence homesteads. Next to agriculture, mining was the most important industry in the West, but President Young would have none of it.1 Instead of mining, the authorities started what was virtually a new industry--the building of temples. Simple, inexpensive, but adequate structures were not what they had in mind. They had read about the Temple of Solomon. They, too, vould build a House of the Lord, to be the best constructed, grandest structure they could build. At a conference in Ephraim on December 4, 1875. President Young stated that a temple would be built in Sanpete County. Naturally, Ephraim people wanted it in their town and suggested the site where the Bank of Ephraim ?ow stands. Manti's choice was the tabernacle block. At another conference in Ephraim on June 25, 1875» several speakers, including President Young, stated that the temple would be built on the stone quarry hill in Manti. On the morning of April 24, 1877, President Young requested Warren Snow,of Mantijto go to Temple Hill with -34-
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