History of Funk's Lake

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 02
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about the early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1970
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6251g92
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 324215
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6251g92

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Title History of Funk's Lake
Description HISTORY OF FUNK'S LAKE "Palisade State Park" Arlisha F. Larsen Sterling, Utah Third Honorable Mention Essay It was in 1873 when my grandfather Daniel Buckley Funk purchased the lake east of Sterling City from the tribe of Indians that lived there. My grandfather lived in Manti at the time and walked to the lake site each day. He took one quart of buttermilk for his dinner and he would share this with the Indians. He became very friendly with them and they called him the White God. At this time, the Indians were in possession of the land where the lake is now. He asked the Indians if they would like to sell the ground, and now much they would take. They told him they didn' t know what the value of it was, and he, in return, told them he would give them $75.00 in cash. In those days, $75.00 was a lot of money. He also told them after they sold the land they would have to move, and this they agreed to. In those days tools were very scarce, and the lake took shape with picks and shovels and one horse and scraper, and with the help of his boys. Soon the time had come to fill the lake with water. This had to be done by forcing the water out of six-mile creek up hill. The Indians knowing what had to be done watcned in amazement as the water flowed to the lake. Trees were planted around the lake cabins, bathing facilities, a dance pavilion and a steam boat were all built. This made a beautiful resort where the people could enjoy themselves. Stands were set up and as high as thirty gallons of home-made ice cream were sold daily. Large crowds gathered for the pleasure of boating. One day several young people from neighboring towns wanted to take a boat out on the lake without my grandfatehr with them. After convincing him they could sail the boat them- sleves, nine of them went. He warned them to be sure and - 24 -
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 2
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324181
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6251g92/324181