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Beginnings of Snow College - Finances and Personnel

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1981
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324356
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc

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Title Beginnings of Snow College - Finances and Personnel
Description BEGINNINGS OF SNOW CCiLEGEi FINANCES MID PERSONNEL Afton C. Greaves 19W Herbert Avenue Salt Lake City, Utah &M.08 Non-Professiot . Division First Place Historical Essay In February, 1888, Stake President Canute Paterson called a meeting of the Bishoprics of Sanpete to discuss .ne establishment of an academy. After expressing their thoughts atom, lack of money to build grade schools for their own children, and disagreement as to its location, everyone agreed on the need. President Peterson concluded, the discussion: llI am not so amd-ous "that it should be Ephraim as that it should "be somewhere, and if President Woodruff ...says (it should be) at Mt, Pleasant or Manti, I will still assist with all the power I possess." * Ephraim was selected. Stake First Counselor Henry Allen Seal's "Romance with Snow Academy" began.2 He knew his life lacked something. He xas aware of vast differences between people--30me were polished and had book knowledge! and he knew this was what education could bring. On one occasion he said, "We want our young people to go to school. They need to learn how to read, write myl cipher. Furthermore, they should learn the importance of dressing up; combing their hair and shining their shoes." 3 Until his death on February 21, 1911, he devoted vast energy to the Academy. He helped locate the first site of the school, was chairman of the Building Committee, and after the death of Canute Peterson, was sustained as President of the Snow Academy Board of Trustees. At a quarterly conference held at Mt. Pleasant, the Presidency of the Stake (Canute Peterson, Henry Beal, and John flaiben) and the five ward bishops {William T. Reid, James Allred, C. A. Madsen, John W. Irons, and Christian K. Lund) were sustained as a. Stake Board of Education. "This Board...decided that...Society Hall in Ephraim, be used for the school, and authorized President Haiben to take immediate steps towards procuring a principal. It was decided that funds...be raised by donations of the various wards of the Stake.1"* This would be difficult, considering the shortage of money in the area. They acted fast-November 5, 1888, Sanpete Stake Academy opened doors to 121 students from eleven to 32 years of age, with Alma Greenwood as principal and instructor for the Intermediate Department, and Carrie Henry as teacher of the Preparatory Department and Ladies Work. The circular announcing the beginning of the Academy was Four half-pages in length, including the cover. Authority was granted to give instruction in Preparatory, Intermediate and Normal Departments, defined as follows: ""The branches taught In the Preparatory Department are parallel with those of -74-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324255
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc/324255