A Tale of Manti

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1993
Type Text
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Language eng
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title A Tale of Manti
Description A TALE OF MANTI Reva Tennant Jensen Senior Division Second Place Personal Recollection My tale will tell you all about the quaint folk I remember who wandered in and out the dusty streets of the village of Manti. Long ago before our time, big Indian Chief Walker proposed to my grandma. They say when she refused, he threatened war the next day, so that night, without asking her dad, she hastily married her brother-in-law. I remember a dear old lady with a hump on her back who lived by the creek in a funny little shack. She'd give you pie or cake if she could, if you brought her the winter wood. I recall a tall man with beard who used to travel, stopping at every place he hit and ask, "Do you need your ax sharpened up a bit?" There was quaint old Susan with such a kind heart that her nephew would stay on with her forever. He and his Auntie, Susan, were such pah that she never believed that it was her money he wanted. The best soul known about was old Ta" Christensen taking the same route day after day. He traveled each road, talking loud and long unlil dusk came. He spoke his mind freely cussing and discussing in his unassuming way. if "Ta"were here in the T.V. age, he'd be the best announcer on the air. I remember pretty maidens gaiore, who had never been kissed, and were content to live in their single bliss. They banded together, and were known as the "hopeless club." Men dared not to intrude. There was Arnold Shears 'n Wilf 'n Chart, and a score of others with no wives at all. It was very puzzling why these unattached men didn't mate up with some hopeless woman. I could ramble on and discuss much more. The old village echoes with lales. 9
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324507
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