President Brigham Young Comes to Sanpete

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 12
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1980
Type Text
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Language eng
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Title President Brigham Young Comes to Sanpete
Description PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOOSG CCMES TO SANPETE A. J. Anderson Fairview, Utah Non-Professional Division Third Place Anecdote The little band of Mormon Pioneers had survived the severe winter of 191*9-50 in Sanpete. The members of the colony in this primitive land were locking with such anticipation to the first visit of their beloved Prophet. The opportunity started to materialize on the last day of July. That afternoon, the Prophet, with Elder Heber C. Kimball, are! several other leading brethren of the Church, started south with their horses and carriages. The first night, they encamped at the Cottonwood Settlement south of Salt Lake City. The next day, they spent most of the time on the road to Fort Utah, now Provo. About 11 a.m. the following day the party started for Peteetneet Creek, now the site of Payson, making the journey of 19 miles by evening. After breaking ca»p the next morning, they found the road in a fairly good condition until they reached Nephi, but the six miles up Salt Creek Canyon were rough and slowed then down, so they encamped for the night at the last crossing of Salt Creek. The next morning, August 4, 1850, Brigham Young entered Sanpete for the first time. At noon the company halted at a large spring where they had lunch and rested briefly, then pressed on to arrive at Sanpete Port, now Manti, about 7 p.m., where they were saluted by the firing of a cannon. Brighaa Young and his party spent the next three days at the Sanpete Port, in a nost enjoyable manner. They held meetings in the School House, a sawed-log building, twenty by twenty-six feet, built for school purposes and public worship. leaving Manti on August 6th, President Young and his party, by comfortable travel, were able to reach Salt Lake City on the 12th of August. Source: The author is indebted to Preston Nibley, a former Church Historian, for facts aM dates. -T9-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 12
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
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