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 gathering of Sunday eggs. The children also gleaned wheat from the fields to be donated or made into bread for the workers. As the men worked and the building grew, scaffolding was built and anchored to the walls by means of small holes made in the wall and later filled with rocks made to fit. The materials used were within easy access , The buff colored stone used in the foundation was quarried from the hills south of Manti. The oolite stone was obtained from the quarry east of the temple and from the parry brothers' quarry east of Ephraim. Most of the lumber used was red pine from the local mountains. Some came from the mountains east of Spring City and some from Panguitch. The black walnut and bird's eye maple used for the banisters and circular staircases were imported from the eastern part of the United States. A lumber mill with steam power was built at the base of the temple hill. At this mill the lumber was planed, shaped and grooved. The rocks were cut at the quarry and transported by wagon, after being fastened under the wagon frame. A double pulley with chain was used to hoist the rocks into place after they were pulled up the hill on a "stone boat" by mules. A story is told about the Parry mules that were used in this operation. One morning the mules could not be found, so it was finally decided to go to the hill without them. There at the foot of the hill were the mules, ready to be hitched. They, too, must have been "serious about the work." Only the best rocks were used in building the temple. Edward L. Parry, Master T^ason, inspected dimensions. One day he noticed that a worker was about to place a rock that was slightly cracked in the wall. T-Jhen Mr. Parry approached the worker about it, the worker said it was such a small crack it wouldn't make any difference, and it could be on the inside so no one would ever know about it, Mr, Parry told him there would be three people who would know: "You, me and the Lord." 105
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