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Manti's Historical Block 56

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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's Historical Block 56
Description Fox the ne;:± period of time, with Manti the Mother Community and also the County Seat, the area grew and blossomed. Block 56 was the focal point of all activities, Towns sprang up to the north and south of Manti, In 1051 ^ohrain was settled with Isaac Behunin the first ixm to make a homestead. Pillnorc v;as also settled in 1851. Spring City and Mount Pleasant 1^6031116 settlements in 1852, In 1855 a census was taken of Sanpete County, There were 118 people in Spring City and Mount Pleasant, and 647 in Manti. Gunnison and Iloroni were settled in 1855, and Saint George in 1861, Sanpete people settled Smery County in 1883, All these settlers clain the land under a title known as "Squatter's Plights." Pour forts were built in Ilanti as protection from the Indians. They were built in 1882, 1883, 1884 and 1636. One of the fort walls surrounded Block 56. The largest fort, with Slock 56 in the center, surrounded nine city blocks. After the treaty was signed with the Indians and the population of Ilanti increased, public buildings './ere placed at other locations. In time there was a South "./ard Church, a North Ward Church, a City Kail and a County Court House at various locations along I Iain Street. The gorgeous Ilanti Temple, dedicated in 1888, stood majestically on the hill overlooking the valley. As ue grew up in Ilanti, the "Tabernacle Block" was like a second hone. Here we went to school for twelve years. Here we were taught, not only the laws of the land, but the laws of God. Hany Prophets of the L.D.S. Church spoke from the Tabernacle pulpit. Artists of many kinds performed here. 3efore my time there was a great celebration for the coming of the railroad into the valley in 1890, and again when the first electric lights were turned on, 1J01. \!hen soldiers returned from the wars, there were barbeaues and street dancing. There have been ball fqaraes, weddings, dances, celebrations of all kinds, and yes, funerals. 24
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Identifier 037_Manti's Historical Block 56.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323804
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323804