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
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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 Messenger-Enterprise, June 13, 1985, page B-7. The Pyramid, July 9, 1981, Vol. 89. The Manti Temple, published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. a * * THE MANTI TRIPLE RED5DICATI0N The summer of 1985 was a period of rejoicing and humble, inspiring moments for the people living in the valley of the Sanpitch and surrounding areas. The historicVorraon Temple, towering ahove Highway 89 was rededicated. This 97-year-old building had been closed for nearly four years for needed repairs and modernization. ^reat care had been given to preserve the unique architecture of the pioneers who first constructed the building, simultaneously enlarging, restoring, and making necessary changes. When the doors were again opened, the multitudes who came to witness the new splendor had feelings of satisfaction and awe. Great were their expressions of admiration and gratitude; happy were those who had been involved. Events leading to this day had not been easy, Zvelyn McNeill, writing for the Pyramid in 1981, stated, "Plans for a greatly expanded Manti '"emple building program were already on the drawing board when Wilbur Cox, Manti, became president of the temple on July 3H, 197?." After reviewing the preliminary plans, President Cox reported that he had some serious reservations. In a hearing with the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-^ay Saints (Mormons) , President Spencer I'. Kimball stated that his desire was to enhance but not surplant the work of the pioneer artisans. As a result, new plans were developed. The doors of the Manti Temple were closed October 1, 1981, to begin work that would renovate utilities while preserving the architecture. This was expected to take IS months to 2 years. Ill
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