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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6bp00z2
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 moving in the canyons from Indianola south. Ten major slides on the eastern side of the (Sanpete) Valley have the potential of causing problems with comnunities. The others, Buchanan stated, are not in critical areas. Fairview is the top priority because of the slide activity in the canyon and the location of the city being close to the mouth of the canyon. Mayfield is the second priority, due to the two major slides in Twelve-Mile. A report by Bruce Jennings in the Messenger-Enterprise on May 26 gives us an interesting account of a personal experience with the Mayfield situation. Forest Service people are this week assessing the damage and getting started on the cleanup following a major landslide in Twelve-Mile Canyon Sunday afternoon (May 22) that sent a 10-foot wall of water roaring down the creek. The stream swept through the Pinchot Camp-ground about eight miles east of Mayfield, tore out irrigation structures a mile east of town, overflowed a few acres of cropland and then spent its energy without further damage. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Faatz, Mayfield, who were in the canyon at the time, heard the roar of the rushing water and managed to get their pickup truck onto higher ground. The Faatzes were only a few yards ahead of the wall of water, and they abandoned their truck on the higher ground they were fortunate enough to find at the critical moment and walked back to Mayfield by way of high ridges and connecting hills. The truck Mr. and Mra. Faatz abandoned in mid-May was removed by helicopter in mid-July. According to Sheriff Kennard Anderson, only one person in Mayfield actually evacuated his house. Although much land was flooded along the main stream channel in Mayfield, Melvin Taylor was the only one requested to leave, and his leaving was a short one. When the bridge along the road -53-
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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 323021
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bp00z2/323021