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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 The Sanpitch River became a lake during the high water days in the summer of 1983, and here and there cattle and horses learned to swim to get from one place to another. This is meant literally. There was an incalculable damage to crops wherever water covered cultivated land, land which may not see normal production again for perhaps several years. As for vegetation such as saltgrasses, sedges, and rushes along the banks of the Sanpitch, such plants are accustomed to growing in excessive water, and in those areas where the water has receded and the dried mud is cracking, plant life can already be perceived pushing its way up to sunlight and drier air. It is not believed that the native plant life of the marshlands of the lower parts of the Sanpete Valley will suffer permanent loss or even much damage. In recovery of any bad effects, time is always a factor. Some fences are hanging in mid-air here and there and a few lanes, bridges, and culverts in the lowest part of the valley have seen better days, but the basements are now clean, dams are secure, channels which not long ago roared with angry waters are mostly dry again, the "dips" have been removed from the highway at Ephraim and Gunnison, Chicken Creek has reverted once more to Chicken Creek, the mudslides are drying out, and landslides are hesitating. The face of Sanpete has been lifted by Dr. Bature. We may not be as good-looking as we were once, but we are settling down. No earthquakes, please! Addendum: More information on the situation at Indianola has come to light since the above was written on that community. A recent tour (July 29) of the area where Indianola divides its irrigation water out of Thistle Creek, a mile or two above the community of Indianola itself, R. Lynn Nielson (Director of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conser-vation Office) pointed out to this writer in the field where two of the three main dividers were completely demolished by floodwaters out of tipper Thistle Creek and Little Creek, before the excessive water struck the -56-
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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 323024
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bp00z2/323024