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 replaced by a rock addition. Stones for the new addition were taken fron the same nearby stone quarry that had provided the original building material. Care was taken to match every possible detail. A new exterior entrance was provided on the south side of the building for the baptistry section and for four refurbished sealing rooms. The baptismal font, resting on the backs of 1? life-size cast iron oxen (representing the 1' tribes of Israel) was given a new stainless steel liner. \!es Wright of Salt Lake City did painting and additional murals in the baptismal room. 'Ie painted the dome above the cont and the many different stars and heavenly constellations in addition to the murals on the south wall. All of this area was now self-confined through the new door (second window from the westj ,r The huge doors on the west of the building, facing the valley, were marie available for use. The "open house" tour included the baptistry area, ordinance rooms, the assembly room, several of the sealing rooms, the nursery, laundry, cafeteria, and the men's and women's dressing rooras. There are now six new sealing rooms, making a total of ten, two of which are accessible from the spiral staircases. A high point of the tour was climbing one of the world-famous circular stairways that had been closed to the public for many years. These two stairways, located on the west corners, made of imported black walnut, rise 90 feet in graceful spirals. The polished railings and banisters form a symmetrical coil, perfectly plumb from top to bottom and self-supporting. Visitors were told that there are very few such staircases in America, and two of these are found in this temple built by pioneer craftsmen with rudimentary tools when Manti was little more than a wilderness village. One such staircase, found in England, is made of iron. It would be difficult to'match these staircases today, even with the improved tools available. 11.1
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
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