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Mormon Panorama

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1982
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6wh2n45
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325496
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6wh2n45

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Title Mormon Panorama
Description family to Conferences in Fairview, Moroni and Spring City, all towns in the North Sanpete Stake. I loved the beautiful, big, rock meeting houses in those towns. The building in Fairview was remodeled into a more modern structure and the Moroni Meet-ing House turned to the ground. But the Spring City building, fortunately, still stands. Quarterly Church Conferences were wonderful, for they meant mingling with relatives and friends whom we had not seen since the previous Conference. And we'd be invited, as a fam-ily between morning and afternoon sessions. Just as families from those towns would have dinner with us when Conferences were held in Mount Pleasant. Actually, Stake Conferences were almost as exciting as national holiday celebrations. I remember that Brother Joseph F. Smith, President of the Church, once attended Stake Conference in our town. Primary children lined up in a row and tossed flower petals in his path as he made his way from the North Ward Meeting House to the Assembly Hall. Church practices peculiar to the times are still vivid in my mind. Mamma was a devoted member of the Relief Society, which meant that she attended regular Tuesday afternoon meet-ings. Also, she was a Relief Society visiting teacher, which meant that she and her companion made monthly visits to homes on their "beats " with basket in hand, making collections for the Ward's needy and poor. Housewives gave freely of their produce-a dozen eggs, a pound of butter, Mason jars filled with home-grown fruits or, in some instances, a quarter in cash. The Tithing Office, or Bishop's Store House, a red brick building on east Main Street, was the center of another prac-tice peculiar to the times. For church members were permitted to pay their ten percent tithe in produce. Farmers brought in loads of hay, stacking the hay in a barn to the rear of the Tithing Office. Or perhaps they contributed sacks of grain or potatoes. Church members delivering the farm produce were given proper tithe credit and, in turn, the produce was sold or distributed to the Ward's needy. Papa, a respected church member and a respected farmer, made a point of delivering his choicest produce to the Tithing Office. In retrospect, I see the old church buildings and I remem-ber church authorities long gone from our midst. And I think of the many lessons which left indelible impressions on those who listened. -137-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325421
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6wh2n45/325421