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 Jens Christian Jensen was another who devoted his time and service in the temple project. He built a blacksmith shop at the foot of the hill and did the iron work, including that used for the baptismal font. There were rock cutting shops on the northwest right size and evened and trimmed with a hand chisel and mallet. The steady "click, click" of the stonecutter must have been a pleasant sound to the people for miles around who heard its rhythmic beat each day. Another shop was built at the foot of the hill for crushing stone into sand. The stone was soft and made good cement. Cabins also were built close to the hill to house the workers As the exterior of the temple was finished, workers began the interior. Although many of the tools the artisans used were primitive and of their own making, the quality of the work is hard to match even today. Among the most remarkable features are the two circular staircases, ^ach is 90 feet high with 151 steps, according to John Henry Nielson, a temple recorder= The staircases were designed by William Asper with the assistance of Joseph Judd. The staircases are located on the two west corners of the building and extend from the main floor to the landings near the top of the tower. They have no center support but are so designed that each of the steps supports the next one above it. There are three main floors in the temple. The upper floor is a large assembly room. The other two floors include instructional rooms and a baptismal room. The artistic work on the ceilings and walls was supervised by Christian Madsen and Charles Bird. The murals in the instructional rooms have a unique beauty and a symbolic meaning. Original raurals were done by C.C.A. Christensen, John Hafen, John Fairbanks, and Daniel Weggeland. Other murals were added later. During the finishing and the final furnishing, President Wilford !Joodruff gave all the members of the church the opportunity to contribute anything from 25 cents upward. Cash donations came from Htah, 106
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Date Created 2005-02-23
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