Mountains, Meadows, and Friends

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 10
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1978
Type Text
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Language eng
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Mountains, Meadows, and Friends
Description A few years after his release he became a fatal victim of burning himself. And so, the little boy from Denmark, who became colonizer, freighter, cattlebaron, and banker, who helped tame the wilderness and who carved such an indelible and lasting im- pression on generations to come, was eventually avenged for a senseless and unnecessary demise. Source: In collaboration with Ruth Simonsen Kraach formerly of Axtell, Utah. MOUNTAINS, MEADOWS, AND FRIENDS Halbert S. Greaves Salt Lake City, Utah Non-Professional Senior Citizen Division First Place Poem In one way my father and I were "close friends," For he was fifty-eight years old when I was ten. Sixty years have passed since then. But one day we were close friends - in a different way, Walking side by side in fields of hay West of Ephraim. I felt good inside and proud to be Alone with him, walking, talking, holding to his hand, In the beautiful valley meadow land, With mountain peaks both east and west, miles away, About ten to the west and twenty to the east, I'd say, And a mile, more or less, above the valley floor If you could fly straight up, then east, from where We were, and land on top. Who could ask for more Than to stand and stare at all the grandeur that is there, No matter where you look, wherever you might be? It's almost more than you can bear to see: Mountain meadows, crags, a million flowers and trees: Here and there, hiding from the sun, a patch of snow; Checkerboards in the valley down below. If you've never been in such a place (In the meadows west of town, I mean), on a balmy summer day You cannot know how wondrous it can be - Green, gray mountains several miles away, -36-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323593
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