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An Essay on the Neverlasting Hills

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 15
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1983
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323075
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bp00z2

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Title An Essay on the Neverlasting Hills
Description Pat Mellor wrote in the Manti Messenger of October 6: A hunter safely ensconced in his camper along Highway U.S. 89 looked at the snow clouds on the mountain and shuddered. 'The only way I'm going home with an elk,' he admitted, 'is if one cones and knocks on the door of this camper and wants to borrow a cup of Coors.' Mrs. Mellor also reported the astonishment of a local sheepman when he read in a state newspaper that he was a "shepherd," and that he owned a "flock." Somewhat the same terminology was used by a news anchorman or two on TV broadcasts. Apparently, some of our news writers and talkers in Utah today are from Ohio. By the spring of 1983 all dry old lessons in geology and mountain geography heard in classes about 50 years before suddenly sprang to life, eyeball-to-eyeball with living earthslides, the removal of mountain tops and canyon walls by variable tides of mountain torrents, with gushing water and mud moving the hills out of the headlands and into the valleys. Then it suddenly reoccurred that the hills are not nearly as everlasting as the speeches and the songs made them out to be. What nature has thrusted, she also wears-down, gouges, washes-out, and fills-in. Nature is always at work and always changing things, somewhat like the housekeeper who keeps moving the furni-ture around in response to some kind of obsessive compul-sion. It is not only true that what must go up in nature must also come down, but it is a 24-hour daily job at which Mother Nature works without letup for Sabbath, holiday, or shift-change. The problem experienced by the community of Wales was due this year mostly to the energetic efforts of a gang of muskrats (or whatever you call a collection of muskrats), which punched some holes in the Wales Reservoir during the last few days of February and March 1. During their working hours water was building up a little pressure against the dam from good flow out of Luck Springs, This problem was apparently unrelated to the general water problems about to be experienced by nearly everybody else -42-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 15
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-18
Date Modified 2005-02-18
ID 323010
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bp00z2/323010