Touches on Time

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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 Touches on Time
Description TOUCHES ON TIME Wilma Morley Despain Centerfield, Utah First Place Essay Like a mill-dam opened, some of my prized memories of early childhood floods the beaches of my valley home today. Here in this, one of few, quiet places where whine of fre way has not reached suburbia, I look into my valley and see simulated cowboys and Indians playing at pioneering. They do this one day a year to commemorate the day our brave settlers of so long ago reached this oasis, this haven from persecution of mobs, of being driven from county to county and from state to state. The day Brigham Young, a second Moses, looked down upon another valley and said, "This Is The Place.", this is the place at last, where the devil cannot dig us out! These loved ones, who have never really left us, needed more room, more land and more products that could be supplied from new areas, new land, to complete the economy and provide jobs for all. This "second place" for many of my own, this valley was not founded or settled by men, or Mormons, who felt they were "Holier than thou," but by those who were "thriftier." There was no "placed domesticity" waiting for them here, they had to build it and dig it out of a vast sage plain that had giant steps that fell from the mountains. Then, as now, the compensations of just seeing "this place" of wild beauty, of unbroken silence, of lilac mountain guards, with white shawls upon their big shoulders, was pay enough then to those who endured until they found it. Like all pioneers they had heard the clock of history stroke and they had counted the strokes, every one! They were told to "go," and they did just that, with 39
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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 323574
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q/323574