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
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 Indian Stories
Description piece of land for a temple site; and that is the reason why the location is made here, and we can't move it from this spot; and if you and I are the only persons that come here at high noon today, we will dedicate this ground." The site for the Manti Temple was dedicated that day by President Brigham Young, Directions were given to start preparing the ground for the mason work. Five days later W> men and 17 teams were there ready to begin the herculean task of east side of the building, to loosen the ground, and to make it easier to move, "tunnels were driven in some 20 to 3° feet, then wings were made forming a T in which were placer1 altogether over 375 pounds of gun powder." '"his was all the black powder available in Utah Territory at that time. Double rows of fuse were run for perfect ignition. The tunnels were then refilled and the fuse lighted. Hundreds of tons of debris were loosened in this way. Now the hill could be plowed and scraped and made ready for construction. The plowing and scraping took two years. The rock that had been loosened by the blasting was used in the construction of terraces, four in number. lach was lf< feet high and 6 feet thick at the base, tapering to 2 feet at the ton, resembling a solid fortification. By 1879 the people of the valley were anxiously waiting the laying of the cornerstones. On April 14, after music by the Nephi brass band, President John Taylor proceeded to lay the south-Lorenzo Snow gave the dedicatory prayer. This was followed by the laying of the cornerstone on the southwest corner. Presiding Bishop Edward Hunter, his counselors and several local church authorities laid this stone, ^he dedicatory prayer was offered by 3ishop L. V\ Hard". The northwest cornerstone was laid by ^resident Frederick Walter Cos of the High Priest Quorum of the Sanpete Stake 101
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Date Created 2005-02-23
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