Mountain Names Remembered

Download item | Update item information
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
Format image/jpeg
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

Page Metadata

Title Mountain Names Remembered
Description MOUNTAIN NAMES REMEMBERED Eleanor Peterson Madsen 295 East 1st North Ephraim, UT 84627 Professional Division Third Place Historical Essay The early settlers in Sanpete Valley drew strength from the mountains, their "Hills of Home." From the hills came the life-sustaining waters for crops and homes. Mild game for food, and lumber to build their houses, schools and churches. As the Indians and pioneers made trails, paths and roads through the cedars, aspen and pine, they identified places along the way, gave them names that were remembered from one generation to another. Eventually, some of these names were inscribed on sign-posts and mark the way for Mountain travelers today. Let us ride up Ephraim Canyon with a native of the area and learn some of the names and, perhaps, hear the story of why the names were chosen. Our first stop is Guysler's Turn. Mr. Guysler was em-ployed at the Great Basin Experiment Station by the government. One day he was driving the station's sorrel team, Sam and Mack, hitched on a buckboard (a buggy with no top and one seat) loaded with provisions from town for the workers at the station. Accompanying Mr. Guysler was Mrs. Peterson, who was to be the cook at the Experiment Station. As they traveled, the horses were bothered with flies. One horse, in an effort to shake the files, turned his head around and hooked the bit into the harness of the other horse. The second horse started backing and as it reached the turn the buggy tipped over, scattering provisions and upsetting and injuring Mrs. Peterson. With some effort on Mr. Guysler's part and the help of passers-by, the buggy was righted and the provisions restored. The jour-ney continued on to the station. Hereafter, when travelers passed that point on the mountain, the story was remembered and it became Guysler's Turn. Next, we pass Taylor's Flat, just below the old power house ditch, a few acres of land once owned by George Taylor, A little farther on, just inside the forest boundary, is Major's Flat, named for a Major from Johnson's Army. The Major met and married a girl from Ephraim and lived here for some time. While here he acquired a small herd of sheep and with other small herds from the community he made a camp in this area, so it is always referred to as Major's Flat. -79-
Format image/jpeg
Identifier 093_Mountain Names Remembered.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325425
Reference URL