The Old Cuncil House

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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 The Old Cuncil House
Description This time it faced East instead of West. The stone walls were again laid up, four long windows and two doors on the front, and four windows to the back. They used the same door and window frames. A hugh fireplace was built in the South end, large enough to stand several pine logs up side by aide. Walter Stringham helped lay the floor of the upper room. Dinner time came and he set his hammer on a sleeper and went home to eat. When he returned the floor was fin-ished and his hammer was safely locked inside. What was he to do? The hammer he had borrowed from Augustus Dodge who was leaving Manti. It would take months to get one from Missouri. Walt told Augustus of his dilemna when he said goodbye. "My friend," Augustus offered, "if you are living when the Council House is torn down, keep an eye out. If you find the hammer...it's yours." Then they clasped hands warmly and he left. Fifty-six years later Walter Stringham learned that the Council house was being razed. Fascinated he watched; remembering. Then he saw the hammer just as he had left it, the initials A.D. burned in the wood handle. It had laid there during all Church Meetings, Business Meetings, Day Schools, Wedding Dances, Missionary Farewells, socials, concerts, and contests that were a part of the "Comings and Goings of the early Sanpete Settlers." References: "Memories of the Old Council House of Manti" by Elizabeth Crawford Munk, "History of Walter Stringham," presented to Daughters of Utah Pioneers by Myrtle Judd. 51
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Identifier 063_The Old Cuncil House.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 5
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323566
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q/323566