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An Indian Scare

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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
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6ff3qhk
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324024
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6ff3qhk

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Title An Indian Scare
Description AH INDIAN SCABS Esther C. Durfey Bicknell, Utah Non-Professional Division Fourth Place Anecdote Swimming nas a very popiilar pastime with the young boys of Mt, Pleasant. When they could not go to the Sanpitch River where there was plenty of water, they dammed up a large hole in Pleasant Creek. The bed of the creek was deep, the banks sloping, and there was a cleax place close to the water surrounded by tall heavy brush, so it was well isolated. The pool of water was large and. deep. In the spring of 1865, Indian trouble in Sanpete intensified. The Indians killed a man in southern Sanpete; they ambushed a sheep-herder in Herd House Hollow, now Milbum Meadows) and the Givens fanlly was massacred in Thistle Canyon. In 1866, the Indians got so threatening that the people of North Bend were ordered to move to Mt, Pleasant for the summer. That was the year the people built the North Fort in Mt. Pleasant. The 'block on which the North Sanpete High School now stands was enclosed with a twelve foot wall. The beating of the drum and a flag raised on a pole was the signal to all outside the fort that Indians had been seen and an Indian attack was expected. In the summer of 1866, a large group of North Bend and Mt. Pleasant boys went swimming in Pleasant Creek. They were naked, their clothes lying on the banks of the creek. Suddenly the old bass drum boomed from the public square and the flag was seen flying. An Indian attack somewhere! Did they stop to dress? No! No! They grabbed their clothes and ran for town as fast as their legs would carry them. Yes, they dressed at the edge of town and went on, thankful that hair and hide were safe on their heads. Sourcei This Incident was written by my grandfather, Eli A. Day, in his autobiography. -80-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 12
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323901
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6ff3qhk/323901