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Manti City Cemetery Epigraphs

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneer
Publisher Snow College
Date 1990
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6k64g79
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323884
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79

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Title Manti City Cemetery Epigraphs
Description a new structure in s. new era. Article written by Kolleen Peterson, Mt. Pleasant Pyranid, October 16, 1930. Personal recollection of the author. lIOHORABLyl IHOTI01I HISTORICAL ESSAY HAMTI CITY CtfHTSRY 3PIGHAPH5 Yonda V, Merriam 205 '.fest Union lianti, Utah 84642 The original settlers of Sanpete came to Manti November 19-22, 1849. during the following years until around the turn of the century, nany of the grave- markers in the Ilanti Cemetery were made of wood, and they have long since gone. However, sono were made of native oolite stone and carved by local craftsDen. This type of liiaestone was very available and lent itself to the knowledge and skill of the did world stone cutters, or they were nade by untrained but artistically skilled pioneers. The headstones were made to record and honor the dead. Their construction became a conanunity need as these nonunents were fashioned for neighbors, friends and loved ones. For a tine, the grieving parents and children felt that it would be good to have a verse or a few words ox love or promise carved on the headstone. Some stones were cut in an unusual shape, such as a cross, some were tall and others short, but all were the creative work of the stonecutter. The author of this entry, with her husband, spent hours and days soing through the I-Ianti City Cemetery and nating copies of the original verses and thoughts "diat were expressed on these pioneer headstones, some of which are crumbling, while others show lettering 30
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Identifier 043_Manti City Cemetery Epigraphs.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323788
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323788