Facts and Fiction about Sanpete's July Holidays

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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
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Date Created 2005-03-01
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Title Facts and Fiction about Sanpete's July Holidays
Description John Briggs '.¦*-' July 4, 1899 ¦.(¦-'"" Lonesome as L At 1 p.m. Chased by a bear Not so lonesome after all In Ephraim Canyon, along the old Ephraim-Orangevilie road was carved: Joseph Poulson July 2^, 1899 This naffie was found carved on twelve trees in the sane area. About a Bile up the road was another carving on no less than fourteen trees 1 Wilford Rasmussen July 24, 1699 At the tine, the "Kesfco" cattle were summered (grazed) on the west nountains and thousands of sheep, also, Sanpete cattle »nd sheepmen used both the east aM west mountains on which to run " their livestock during the summer. Sleep were herded on the west jii desert in the winter. To find range for the sheep and cattle in the spring and fall were our most trying tines. While our cattle were grazed on the west mountain, one July 3rd, a sheephenier came to Hales and told Henry Iamb of cattle thieves he had seen on the mountain. Lamb asked Hy Coats, who at times resided in Chester next to the John H. Seely ranch, if he had heard about the thievery. According to a story told by Clive Coats of Gunnison in 193^, Hy had arranged with Andrew Peter Olsen (Kesko) to investigate the matter of thieves on a trip to the mountains planned for July ^th. On this trip they met Henry Lamb, who asked Kesko, "What do you think about all the cattle thieves on the Hest mountain?" Kesko replied, "If you boys would stay home there would not .,., he any thieving.'1 There were several versions of the same story afloat about the east mountain, too. One story was that three strangers were seen driving a large bunch of cattle, some of which looked like "Kesko1 cattle, somewhere near the old Ephraim-Orangevilie road, where it crosses the top of the mountain. Perhaps the thieves were headed for Joe's Valley. When the story was told to Kesko, he never let on that he had heard the story before, but listened very earnestly to their story -58-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
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Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324264
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