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Morten's Journey

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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 Morten's Journey
Description "Let all who can procure a loaf of bread, and one garment on their back, be assured there is water and pure by the way, and doubt no longer, but come next year to the place of gathering, even in flocks, as doves fly to their windows before a storm" This message was reiterated by hundreds of Elders throughout Europe and gave fresh vigor to the desire of many converts to emigrate to America and seek their fortunes with their fellows in the western part of the United States. Morten Rasmussen was aflame with desire to leave Denmark. Here was the adventure he had yearned for. He saw opportunities before him that he had never dared to hope for "before, and best of all, he would be in the company of those who believed as he believed. He wanted to test his strength against the wilderness, 3efore long the yearning to emigrate had infected the whole family and serious plans were made. In early December of 1863, Morten, along with his two cousins, Jens and Ane Sophie, set out across the island of Fyn with the necessary 20L in their baggage for passage to America. They journeyed to Braendekilde to say goodbye to Morten's parents and brothers and sister, passed through Odense and Hyborg, ferried to Sjaelland and crossed that island to Copenhagen* Morten's excitement was only barely containable. In a few short days he had seen countryside and cities he had only heard of. When they traveled through Odense they had passed the cottage of Hans Christian Andersen, already famous for his fairy tales, "Impprovisatoreum" and "Uventyn for Born." They had passed St, Knud's church with its Danish gothic spires, and in Hyborg while waiting for the ferry, they had toured Nyborg Castle where the Danish Constitution had been signed in 1282. The travelers knew they would probably not return to Denmark, and they treasured the sights of the rolling hills, the carefully plotted 79
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323813
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323813