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 But nearly four years later the church announced that the gigantic project was completed and an "open house" would take place June 6, 7, and °>, 19S5, to be followed by a rededication. As the time approached for these serv5.ces, local and state publications blazed forth the news in bold print; "Built in peril, renewed amid goodwill. . .Glistening, 'new' at 97, Manti Temple rededicated," stated the LDS Church 'lews of June 23, 1985. The Mount Pleasant Pyramid and the Manti Messenger-Ephraim Enterprise covered many pages of oe tailed accounts * These accounts have been rielp- ful in preparing this report. During the open house sessions the temple hosted 40,308 visitors. These sessions were scheduled for church membership and non-members alike, and people came from near and far. Many endured waiting in the sun outside the temple of up to two hours in 90-degree temperatures. At times, the long line of visitors extended downhill to the highway. Volunteer guides and ushers, as well as security personnel, came from Gunnison, Manti, Ephraim, Snow College, Mt. Pleasant, and Moroni Stakes to assist in escorting the crowds who came in a steady stream, t^hen all events were concluded, President Lee Barton of Manti Stake announced that 510 volunteers had assisted with ushering the crowds. Part of the renovation project was the enlargement of parking areas, the installation of a new sprinkling system, the planting of trees and the building of a fence around the temple property. These projects, along with the already sloping lawns and abundance of spring flowers, added to the splendor of the setting. The heating and cooling systems were replaced and an elevator installed. The water system, nearly a century old, was also replaced. The renovation process included fire protection, new electrical wiring, expanded offices, dressing rooms and in some places new stones were cut to repair sections of the rock walls. Visitors found the north entrance to the building greatly changed. The former annex had been 112
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Date Created 2005-02-23
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