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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 acreages often consisted of a number of pieces scattered in While Walker invited the pioneers to settle Sanpete, and Arapene deeded Sanpete to the Mormons in 1860, yet the Indians never allowed Sanpete cattle to be grazed without a herder and actually stole many cowherds until 1872, This condition prevailed throughout Sanpete Valley. Under Indian policy the only place for the family cow was at home in the yard. Thus, every town had a comrnunity cowherd that was assemb 1 ed each Tftorm ng. herded as they grazed during the day and returned to town each evening in tinie for mil king* Cows giving milk were delivered to the owners, and the remainder were placed where they could be guarded during the ni ght. About 1870, Andrew Peter Olsen (Kesko), a Danish emigrant, owned two many cattle for the cowherd. He bought a hundred acre oasture in the Pioeon Ho 11qw area and 1 ocated a family in the house in the pasture. He then took his cattle to the pas ture. He had no trouble until the second day after the family had moved to Ephraim far the winter. On this day, Kesko and his employee, Jim, found the pasture bars down and The men followed the tracks to the Old Indian Trail between First Pigeon Hollow and Bill Allred's Canyon. Dust could only be made by the cattle and Indians. Both men checked their defense wea pon s. To their c ha grin a J I they had were two pocket-knives. There was only one right answer...the Indians got the cattle! The year after Kesko's cattle were stolen, Major C. P. Ephraim as an agent to protect their stock trorn depredations fay renegade Indians. He set his camp on the area no known as "Major's Hat", located just within the boundaries of the Manti-LaSal National Forest, north of the Ephraim-Orangeville Road. After a quiet two years the Major became the share-taker of the town sheepherd. When asked specific questions about an owner1s sheep, he invariably replied, "Well, if they were not in a herd, then they are in the books", meaning on his death list. -122-
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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 323629
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323629