Fairview's First Flour Mill

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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
Type Image
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Language eng
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Fairview's First Flour Mill
Description FAIRVIEW'S FIRST FLOUB HILL Hugh Brady Route #1 Box 82 Downey, Idaho 6323^ Senior Citizen Division First Place Historical Essay One of the most important essentials of the Saints as they "began to inhabit Utah was the matter of grinding their meager supply of precious wheat into flour. Although water power was avail- the manufacture of roller grinders, pullies, and wheels. The problem was temporarily solved by fashioning great stone Burrs (grinders) from the hard Granite stone found in the canyons near Salt Lake City. It was springtime of 1B67. The black form of the majestic ¦Old Mount Nebo" was dimly silhouetted against the faint eastern horison. The jingle of one well-worn spur at his boot heel kept constant rhythm with the clop, clop, clop of the feet of his fa] th- ful animal as they struck the dry earth along the road to Nephi. The crisp air of the early spring morning was invigorating to both man and beast, so they were making good time. The CHENEY RANCH near Mona was already a couple of miles behind them. At the end of his day's journey, the Cedar Hills west of Fairview would be silhouetted against the rapidly fading western norizon. This day would then join his many others of the past and be recorded only as a memory. The trail ahead would take him south co Nephi, thence eastward through Salt Creefc Canyon. Leaving the wagon road as it turned south toward. Hanti at the head of the canyon, he could take the old Indian trail over the low mountains to the little pioneer settlement he was seeking. Thus he could save times but because of Chief Black' Hawk's marauding bands he had already decided to take the longer route and stay with the wagon road through Moroni and Mount Pleasant. As Elam pondered and traveled the road ahead and its possible dangers, he reminisced about his recent conference with President Brigham Young, whoa he knew so well and loved and highly respected. He had profound faith in his Prophet Leader. President Young had, in the past, counseled him to enter the covenant of plural marriage and to secure property at Mona, which he now loved and had named CHffiET RANCH. He had faith in President Young's present counsel: that a FLOUR MILL at Fairview would be a successful venture, and that it would help sustain his growing family. As he recalled the Indian problems at Cheney Ranch, he envisioned the safety of his family within the walls of the fort at Fairview. This thought gave him courage and determination. Slaa did not fear the Indians for himself, but longed for the safety of his loved ones. -37-
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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 324266
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