The Sanpete Valley Creeper

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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
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323735
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Title The Sanpete Valley Creeper
Description The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad came to Manti in 1890. In 1906 it was consolidated with the Sanpete Valley Railroad; also, the old Sanpete Depot Station in Ephraim was abandoned. The Manti Messenger made this comment on October 19, 1908: "What is in a name? The D. & R. G. S. V. R. R. doesn't cut lengthy, pedigreed name." trains daily. One line went south and two lines went north, Each railroad owned a station on Depot Street (1st North). The Sanpete Valley station was painted yellow and was located on a corner of 5th West and Depot Street. The D. & R. G. station, a nondescript brown in color, was a block farther west. A wooden platform which echoed as one walked, extended On this stood miniature, high, iron wheeled baggage wagons or trucks. To the north of the station stood a tall, round water tank on a high mutilegged trestle. Water was always dripping The Sanpete Valley train seemed to be plagued with problems. On August 25, 1891, the Manti Home Sentinel quoted from the Nephi Ensign, "Since the advent of the D. & R. G., the nflrrow gauge frorn Nephi to Chester has not pa id off- The train has made several trips without a passenger or a pound train in 1929. For a few more years (1949 or 1950) the Today (1978) its stations have been torn down or sold, chugging and the sign of its long, trailing column of smoke gic memory of an era of growth in the transportation for Sanpete County. Its life spanned an era of kindness, compassion, convenience, progress and casual living. Its ser- ladies with baby buggies and hens laying eggs. We who remember loved the little Sanpete Valley "Creeper". I can." Faster and faster our memories race and we are reminded of the story The Little Train That Thought It Could. -110-
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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 323727
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