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The Dauntless Dane of Sanpete County

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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 The Dauntless Dane of Sanpete County
Description if only he could get started right. He had saved a little from his "hiring out" and had managed to buy a pair of oxen from a man in the small settlement of York, (later becoming the present town of Mona, Utah) approximately forty-five miles from his home in Ephraim. Andy had to go there to collect his stock. Undaunted by the still raging aftermath of the Black Hawk War and with the hills and canyons full of warriors, he decided to make the trip by himself, traveling by night and hiding by day. The weather had turned cold, being late Fall and he had scarcely worn enough clothes to keep warm. His only foo () on the trip consisted of raw pota toes b3 r ga i ned for from a farmer alone the way. After suffering bitter cold, hunger and Tear of being detected by Indians , York was f *na••y reached and Andrew claimed his prize oxen. Thus his freighting business was started, which took him 1891, a branch-line of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad had been completed from Thistle to Gunnison Valley, Territory of Utah, passing through Sanpete County. Thereafter, long-haul freighting by wagon was, for the most part finished in that locality. Deprivation in his early youth eventually molded Andrew Bjerregaard into a shrewd and tactical businessman. One venture led to another, so that by the turn of the century, his enterprises included farming, livestock, freighting, owner of much real estate and, eventually, banking was undertaken. Bjerregaard accomplished much good in the community of Ephraim. He frequently gave help to young folks and organizations, but since he was an "outsider", (a name the Mormon Church chose to give a non~niember) and also since he chose seemed to go un-heralded. Bjerregaard became one of the first settlers and land owners of Mayfield and Christianberg, communities built on twelve mile creek, twenty two miles south of Ephraim. He As he sat on his horse atop a bluff overlooking the rich, fertile lowland, his eyes traveled slowly up and down the -33-
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Identifier 047_The Dauntless Dane of Sanpete County.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323714
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323714