Indian Stories

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 17
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
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Title Indian Stories
Description A TEMPLE IS BUILT A massive hill of stone, a valley carpeted with sagebrush, dotted with scrub cedars, a colony of Indian tepees, clustered close together. . .this was Sanpete Valley in 1849 when a group of 225 men and women, led by Isaac Morley settled in a place they called Manti, named after one of the cities found in the Book of Mormon. Under the protection of what is now called "Temple Hill," the settlers spent that first winter huddled in caves and dugouts beneath the stone ledges. Although the people were few in number, they undertook the grim task of pioneering a harsh, strange land. Theirs was to be a constant struggle against drought, grasshoppers, sickness, and poverty. Yet, as early as 1854, they began thinking about building a temple. ^Then President Brigham Young and others were making the location of a settlement at Manti, Heber C. Kimball, then in the First Presidency, made the prediction that a temple would be built on "Manti Hill" and that the rock from which it would be built would be quarried from that hill. In a conference held at Ephraim December 4, 1373, President Young announced that a temple would be built in Sanpete County; and two years later he said, "The temple will be built on the Manti stone quarry." The Board of Trustees of the Latter-day Saint Church received the deed conveying the land on which the temple was to be built from Manti City and the ground was surveyed and laid out in April 1877 by Jesse W. Fox, Surveyor. lie was assisted by Truman 0. Angel and William H. Folsom, church architects. At the time of the dedication of the St. George Temple, April 6, 1877, Edward Parry was called to be the Master Mason at the Manti Temple. It was on April 25, 1877 that President Brigham Young and Warren Snow went to the spot where the temple was to stand. There is a legend that at that time President Young said, "Here is the spot where the Prophet Moroni stood and dedicated this 102
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