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Only Love and Faith Could Do It All

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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
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc
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 Only Love and Faith Could Do It All
Description OHLY LOVE AND FAITH COULD DO IT ALL Wiljtia Morley Despain 683 North Main Alpine, Utah 8^003 Professional Division Honorable Mention Short Story The preciousness of heritage is very dear, especially to all Utahns and those of us who have enjoyed the fruited blessings here in Sanpete County. Dear Sanpete Colonizers, All; lour unselfishness, your faith, your love of liberty, your spoked, slow-turning, wheels gave us wings to carry your "love-gift" around the world. And. to those who were gone, before this gift of the Gospel-of Jesus-Christ-of-Latter-Days was carried across furnaced, s tr etc hi rig-plain, a^it] over cliffed mountain peaks was carried in crucible of faith to Utah Father Morley*left his tired and discouraged (and some very doubtful) colonizer families to head a detachment trying to find a better trail through Salt Creek canyon. Another group led by "Thop' Shoemaker went in another direction. The wind-chill, and cruel lashings from it, were almost more than the men could bear. Father Morley even found himself doubting that Chief Walker (Walkara) had ever had that vision about white men coming to the Sanpitch. But the Chief had told it to him more than once, and the first time told it before President and Prophet Brigham Young, when requesting him to send 'Americats' (white men) to teach the members of his tribe to plant and build. "Surely, a pagan, Indian Chief would not be able to make up the story he'd told." Walker (this is anglicized from Walkara) became very ill in 15*5 and claimed he beheld a vision. He said his spirit was taken to heaven, but his body remained warm 2h hours as it lay in a lifeless state. As his spirit ascended upward, Walker said he saw a band of angels, but they would not speak to him. After a time he saw God, who called him Faiina-Carra-Quinker, which signifies 'Iron Twister1. God told him that he could not remain in heaven because he still had a special inission to perform on earth. Many friendly white men were revealed to Walker In this vision and he saw then moving onto the land of his people. Walker was commanded to be friendly and to live in peace with these white settlers, for they would, educate and make his people happy. These were the thoughts of President Morley as he climbed over boulders and "brush. Palling and stumbling over the rough terrain, he -28-
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Identifier 043_Only Love and Faith Could Do It All.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324303
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc/324303