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Bits of Early Sanpete History

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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
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6pz56z9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323735
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9

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Title Bits of Early Sanpete History
Description and then up the Sanpitch River and beyond, to Fairview. Later the scouts gave a very favorable report to Brigham Young. At the October Conference in 1849, Brigham Young called affairs and D. 8. Huntington, who had visited the Sanpitch The pioneers left Salt Lake City on October 28. After Creek Canyon, they arrived at the site of Manti sometime between November 19 to 22, 1849. Pine Creek, which is now Ephraim, was settled in 1851. Early that spring Isaac Behunin, who had come to Utah (1849) in time to join the pioneers in their move south, spent one seven miles north and slightly east to Pine Creek. Here the family were joined by the two older Behunin boys, who had stopped in Provo in 1849. The con3ple ted family made their new home in a dugout, nel at that time was eight to ten feet deep and from 60 to 100 feet wide in the bottom of which meandered 3 small stream of water. The Behunin yards of forage and livestock were made by fences from channel bank to channel bank, west of the dugout. The menfolk "broke-up" land for a farm that by the summer of 1853 consisted of about 40 acres, located north of the creek and west of the now, Ephraim Main Street. The farm was irrigated with water from Pine Creek. During August of 1853, Henry Green and his family came by and expressed a desire to settle. Behunin thought there was only enough water for his farm, and he so advised Green, who proceeded to Manti. Behunin s move was unique but extreme1y bold, almost to the point of being foolish. He not only defied the Mormon Land Policy but his daring was an open challenge to the Indians. The Walker War began July 18, 1853, and continued until ¦January of 1355* It began in Payson and spread the next day to Juab County and Mout Pleasant in Sanpete. By August the main disturbance was in Iron County. It then returned to -120-
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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 323627
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323627