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 In 1946 considerable cleaning and renovating were done in Che building. The murals in the harden Room were painted and the mural paintings on the east and west walls of the Font Room were completed by Robert L, Shepherd of Salt Lake City. In 1949 the murals in the Forld ^oom were painted by Minerva Tiechert of Cokeville, Wyoming. .The changes that have taken place have been of interest to all who have been close enough to observe and to participate in a unique way. The temple hill has been a part of t^e lives of the people. There were those who gathered pigweeds under the hill as a means of survival. Older residents remenber gathering sego lilies, sweet Williams and Indian paint brush from the hill behind the temple. Others have found precious arrowheads left there long ago. A few people recall the "Temple 'lack" that carried visitors and temple workers up the hill. Children who grew up in Nanti and surrounding communities before 1960 have fond memories of rolling faster eggs down the temple hill, sleigh riding or skiing from the "smokestacks" behind the temple to the east down to the President's home and memories of riding their bikes or cars through the tunnel. Most of all they remenber climbing all those steps on the circular stairs to the tower on the day they were baptized in the font that rests on the backs of the twelve bronze oxen. IThenever travelers return to Sanpete Valley, they know they are "home again" as they catch the first glimpse of the temple from many miles away. It is a beacon that guides their lives, "e can never know or fully appreciate all the sacrifice made by those who built the >Tanti Temple. It is a guidepost in our lives--a temple for the eternities. Sources: Temple on a Hill by Olen R. Stubbs. "Building the Manti Temple" by Conrad Frischknecht from Volume lfi of Saga of the Sanpitch, p. 34. Program for Mormon Miracle Pageant - 1984. 110
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