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Manti's Historical Block 56

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneer
Publisher Snow College
Date 1990
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6k64g79
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323884
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79

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Title Manti's Historical Block 56
Description United. States was called the State of Deseret. This area extended from the Continental Divide on the east; then after jutting into Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon, it followed the Sierra-Nevada mountains to San Bernandino, California. Prom here it crossed Arizona into Hew Mexico and Colorado. All this va3t territory was inhabited by Indian nations except the great Salt Lake Valley and a small trading post near Utah Lake, known as Fort Provost. Here menbers of the Latter-day Saint Church had made settlements. Two years after the arrival of the Saints in the areaj Indian Chief Ualkara and six of his brothers asked Brigham Young to send "Homnonee" (men, squaws, and papoose) to the valley of the San Pitch to help the Indians plant crops, build hones and live as white nen. Brigham, hoping to keep peace with the Indians at all costs, sent a company of 224 settlers-52 families, 47 wagons and 240 head of cattle-out into this wilderness area, 130 Edles to the south. Despite trials and hardships, there was soon a Sanpete County (boundary lines indefinite), a town named Ilanti with streets, roads and homes, and a special Block 56. On Block yG there was a two-story rock building, knovm as the Council House, a 40 x SO foot bowery for outdoor meetings, and a foundation for the construction of a temple. There was a 20 x 25 foot school house. The pioneers, remembering what Joseph Smith said a town should be like, planned to build a temple on Block 56. Later when 3righaa Young announced that the tenple would be on the hill, this foundation was utilized in the construction of a tabernacle. It is a miracle how all these things were accomplished in so short a time, but the early pioneers were a miracle people. Over the last 141 years, Block 56 has been known 20
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323800
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323800