The Diary

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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 The Diary
Description "June 26 & 27, 1873 - President Brigham Young, Wells and several of the Quorum of Twelve visited Sanpete County and located a site for the Temple at Manti. Some 12 persons were baptized. One man from Colorado whose wife was Mexican." John closed the fragile book. There were pages and pages more - all beautifully written in the handwriting so familiar to that generation past. Tears were blinding John's eyes. "I'll have to keep the rest for another day," he told himself. His weather-worn face expresses silent admiration as thoughts crowded his mind. He asked himself over and over, "Why does it take a life-tine to appreciate one' s heritage? Gee, I'd like to think my son would inherit some of the character and courage of great-great-grandfather George Peacock. This is proof that every generation has a, challenge, every person a cross to bear, a test of judgment. The pioneers met theirs overcoming the physical barriers of a new undeveloped wilderness, a hostile enemy, with only their faith to sustain them. How can we help this present genera- tion meet their challenge of ideals, or morals, a challenge of knowledge without wisdom? How can we descendants of Grandfather Peacock help them realize that their barriers may not be mountains to subdue or land to yield crops or Indians to battle, but theirs is as great a challenge and they need the same kind of faith and fortitude and the same kind of diligent daily pursuit. Why go back to the dead? Not in empty pride but in knowledge that we are partially formed by their experiences and that our future is rooted in their past. - 43 -
Format application/pdf
Identifier 049_The Diary.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 2
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324203
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6251g92/324203