Two Many Acres, But Not Enough Freedom

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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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Date Created 2005-03-01
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Title Two Many Acres, But Not Enough Freedom
Description TOO MANY ACRES, BUT NOT RNOUCH FREUDO" Wilma Morley Despain 683 North Main Street Alpine, FT 84003 Professional Division Third Place Short Story Reverend William Lathrop Draper, the man the City of Draper, Htah, was named for, was an ambitious man and very thrifty and quite well to do. Me was a banker in England before coming to the United States and a minister of a large congregation of another faith. He paid taxes here in 1813. His son William "Doc" Draper had been reared in a good religious home, and also was of good breeding and man of faith. After he had come to Utah and had established a nice home in Draper, a settlement in Salt Lake Valley, he was sent to another "This Is The Place" in Spanish Fork. The town grew and some of the settlers felt that Spanish Fork was becoming too crowded, so "Doc," as he was affectionately known by all who knew him, was one of the first early colonizers of Moroni, Utah. Here he pstahlished a nice home (for those days), but after being there for some time he was attracted to the lush and fertile land west of Moroni, with its belly-high grasses and vegetations growing wild. So he moved once more, again building and fixing comfortable living quarters for his large family. He became known as a "homesteader" or squatter. A homesteader was one who, after living a number of years on new, uncultivated land, was then declared the owner. Doc wanted to name his new land Draper, like the one named for his father, but postal authorities said it would be too confusing. So thev named their new acres "freedom." All the years after he joined the Mormons, William or Doc served in many important capacities, lawwise, churchwise and otherwise. He was known as a very honest man in all his dealings. One of his husky, ambitious sons who was named for him 35
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