Lest We Forget

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 05
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Sothern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1973
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6tm788q
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 323578
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q

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Title Lest We Forget
Description LEST WE FORGET A. J. Anderson Fairview, Utah Second Place Essay In the early days of the Church in Sanpete, earnest effort was made to establish permanent settlements along crystal-clear streams that usually flowed gently, but sometimes violently, from the canyons that ringed this beautiful valley. Many times the settlement would nestle along a Cottonwood lined creek that silently meandered down across the sagebrush bench that basked in the glory and the dignity of the ever-present mountains. As the life-giving water drained from the melting snow and the unfailing springs high in the mountain tops , a sense of reassurance pervaded the feelings of those who were searching for a place to sink their roots. During this period of quiet colonization in the valley, small settlements with a dozen families, more or less, grad-ually came into existence. Often these Pioneer homes would cluster around a small school-house and a place of worship, indicative of a great love for education and for the Word of the Lord. Always the homes would be near fields where the men would work from dawn to dark, happy in the knowledge that ability to work, and freedom to work and to worship were blessings far beyond the measurement of monetary value. A recollection of Sunday morning in these Pioneer homes will reveal the honest character of these sturdy settlements that flourished over a century ago. As the first f1icker of light emerged from the ever-rising sun the morning chores had to be done; there were cows to be milked, animals to be fed, a stream of water to be turned, breakfast to prepare. Each member of the family had a certain responsibility that he or she, must not shirk. And as the head of the household, usually a Priesthood bearer, called his family together for the morning meal the chairs were quietly, but quickly, turned, their backs to the table. As each one humbly knelt in rev-erence in the family circle the sure, strong voice of father conveyed the personal supplication of each to their Heavenly Father. The conversation at breakfast revolved around assign-ments and involvements that each anticipated in the coming 54
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 5
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323538
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q/323538