The Arrival

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1987
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323501
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Title The Arrival
Description on the trek from Iowa, her job had been to herd the cows, but this morning father had said, "Neuman can herd the cattle today and. you can ride in the wagon." What a pleasure it was for her to rest her feet after to Salt Lake City and then to follow President Brigham Young' s directions, to pack up and move again, to settle Sanpete Valley. The jolting and bumping of the wagon had lulled her to sleep, but now as the wagon stopped she was wide awake. This was the moment that she and her family and the other settlers had been waiting and walking and riding toward. She could hear the voice of Father Morley, their leader, "This is where we stop. Make camp." Silently she vatched as father laid his long rawhide whip on the wagon seat, placed nis ha no on the rump of the nearest ox, jumped to the ground and then disappeared alongside the wagon. Such excitement Sarah Jane had never felt before. Always she had heard the words, "Move on," until could stay here and have a permanent place to live, her heart pounded with the thought that this place could be home. Quickly she crawled over boxes and bedding to the high front seat of the wagon where she could see the Sanpete valley and know the feelings of excitement the settlers had in arriving at their long-anticipated destination. through the heavy gray clouds that hung like a huge blanket above the West mountain. The valley to the east, north and south was surrounded by mountains wood trees that grew along the banks of the creek sagebrush near the wagons were so tall she could reach her hand to touch them. Dry leaves rustled and scurried before ths south wind, warm and sultry against her face. "Everyone out! This is the place ! " Sarah Jr f.s .lomesickness came over her, They had traveled so 68
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Identifier 081_The Arrival.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323470
Reference URL