History and Celebrations in Our City

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title History and Celebrations in Our City
Description Vernon H. Brotherson was a farmer, sheepman and sheepherder. In his later years, his age and health did not permit him to live in Mt. Pleasant. Even when he lived in Salt Lake, he always considered Mt. Pleasant his home. He died March 14, 1981, in Salt Lake City. Utah. He is buried in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery. This Information was taken from the personal history of Vernon H. Brotherson. History And Celebrations In Our City Our City Celebrates The Centennial 1859-1896-1996 Jessie Oldroyd Non Professional Honorable Mention Personal Recollection Land of the mountains high. U-tah. we love thee Land of the sunny sky, U-tah, we love thee Far in the glorious West, Throned on the mountain's crest, In robes of STATEHOOD dressed, U-tah, we love thee. We are proud of our state, its people, the pioneers, their descendants, and those who are following the standards they gave to us. What a heritagel We are a celebrating people. We celebrate in cities, states, nation, and in our families. Family get-togethers, a birthday, a new baby arrives, holidays, anytime is a good time to be together. Our city has a birthday, the first one being March 1859. When the first settlers came here, George W. Johnson and his son. Amos, then all the family, came to build a log house with logs chopped from a beautiful grove of quaking aspen on the town site. Then came more settlers. This was as choice place, and had been for sometime, as a camping place for travelers. It was known as Uinta Springs, the place to stop in traveling from Salt Lake City to Sanpete Valley. The only bad thing...the Indians! In fact, while Mr. Johnson and his party were here to chain the plat for the town, Indians were in ambush, stole all the horses and the surveyors had to walk home to Santaquin and elsewhere. We have many things to celebrate today and yesterday. The first meeting house was built in 1860, then Church organizations, irrigation, a fort. Lester Holman was the first child bom here, and Mary (Polly) Draper was the first white child bom outside the fort. The settlement 47
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326712
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