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 During the time L. R. Anderson was president of the temple, he told of a vision he had. The experience was related by Glen A. Nelson of Manti who was hired by the Oakland Construction Company to use his truck in building the south parking lot. Glen said, "President Anderson put his one arm around me and waving his other hand back and forth, he said, 'Brother Nelson, some day this will be the most beautiful spot of the entire temple hill. , , I don't know what it is that's going to happen. You will live to see it, but I will not, but there will be thousands of people come to this hillside. . . I will not see it but you will.'" Glen thought in his mind that it must be the gathering of the ten tribes or some such event during the millenium, but he concluded, saying, "Now I know he envisioned the Mormon Miracle Pageant which his own son, R. Clair Anderson, was instrumental in starting, which sees over a hundred thousand yearly come to the spot L. R. Anderson was talking about." Each temple president has assumed the responsibility of keeping the temple well cared for and has made those improvements which the First Presidency has approved. Changes have come slowly or in phases. Parking lots have been improved and constructed. Electric lighting was installed in channels which were miraculously left in the original construction. The exterior lighting of the temple has "created a nightly beacon, visible for many miles across the valley floor." Another miracle is the temple spring, which is situated about a mile east of the temple. The flow of the spring has increased as the temple needs have increased. The annex on the north has also gone through many changes. Extensive remodeling between 1935-1940 provided more space for records, offices, a cafeteria and service rooms. Later, a reception room was added and a heating plant was moved from the basement of the annex to a building immediately east of the temple. A visitor's center was built to provide information and to serve as a missionary tool. Members of the church from Manti and surrounding communities have also availed themselves of the services at the center in the use of materials and film 109
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
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