Isaac Behunin - Truly a Pioneer Builder

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 11
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1979
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Isaac Behunin - Truly a Pioneer Builder
Description can be proud Co have the name of Isaac Behunin on the beautiful mon-Snow College Campus. This monument reads: SETTLEMENT OF EPHRAIM...IN 1852 ISAAC BEHUNIN AND HIS FAMILY CAME TO PISE CREEK. BY 18S4 SEVENTY-SEVEN FAMILIES HAD ARRIVED. BRANCH L.D.S. CHLTiCH ORGANIZED, RUEBEN W. ALLRED PRESIDING ELDER. REDDICK N. ALLRED CAPTAIN OF MILITIA. ET. EPHRAIM INCORPORATED AS A CITY 1868, GEORGE TAYLOR SR. MAYOR, AGNES ARMSTRONG SCHOOL TEACHER. PUPILS USED SOFT YELLOU ROCK FOR PENCILS. AFTER INDIAN RAIDS ENDED, EACH MAN WAS ALLOTED 20 ACRES OF LAND OUTSIDE FORT. HOME BUILT NEAR THIS SPOT HAD ABOVE ENGRAVED ROCK OVER THE DOOR... This rock reads: "P. MADSEN-1860"...Peter Madsen built his own home and it was one of the first homes builc outside the fort. The identified rock was above the door. The monument was built under the sponsorship of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers of the Ephraim Camp. It was dedicated May 21, 1974. In 1909, the old beautiful canyon of Zion, named Zion's Canyon by Isaac Behunin, was set aside and dedicated as THE MUKUNTUWEAP MONUMENT. Isaac and Elmena had passed away before this time, but and friends attended these services. Out of his large family Isaac had four sons and one daughter live to have children of their ownj namely, EXxJaji! who wss nick- many communities and towns In the Sevier area where he lived. Buddy son of Isaac, has been for some time and still is, supervisor of Isaac. F. Terry Behunin, a son of Franklin T. Behunin, i3 a great- of Provo, Utah. Several of Isaac's sons Inherited their father's sturdy characteristics and continued to be builders of homes and other structures. A beautiful home of native rock still stands majestically on the east side of Spring City's Main Street. It was built by Isaac's sons, Isaac Morton, in 1883 for the Beck family. and progressive people. Source: Information gleaned from Isaac Behunin's biography and correspondence with tnenbers of his posterity. -67-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 11
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 323129
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