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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
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324626
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Title Preface
Description PREFACE Silver Sunsets might suggest the ending of a day, a final period of time, the closing of an era. As we look at people and events thai have disappeared from the Sanpete Scene, we think of hardy pioneers; of breaking soil and building the first small cabins; of Forts and Indians; of Ghost Towns and abandoned mines; of name changes that have come to the towns that are still here. The story of Pettyville, on pages one and two, written and researched by Rose Mclff, fits into this category. Also, the article about names and name changes of early Sanpete settlements, near the end of the book, researched and submitted by Lillian Fox, is a good example of what we might think of as a silver sunset, although many of the towns still function, but with another name than at first. With the theme for 1993 of "Silver Sunsets," we had thought perhaps this would be the final volume of the Saga of the Sanpitch. However, we have been strongly encouraged to continue the writing contest, and to publish the Saga of Ihe Sanpitch, because of its value as a primary source of history. So, for another year, we have chosen a theme of "People who made a difference." We hope that those who write for 1994 will reach into their own families and tell the stories of those who have made a difference in their lives; those who have made a difference in education; those who have made a difference in the community. Our hope is thai some of the nuble deeds of unsung heroes will be revealed. There are many who have lived their lives out of the limelight, who have lived with courage and faith and positive joy, and who have inspired their posterity with strength to meet the challenges of life. As late as 1950, one of Ephraim's long-time residents was still rising early and walking to the Temple, and then if he didn't find someone he could ride home with, would walk home again. I'm sure there are many, who never served in high callings as well as those who became leaders, who gave the very best they had, and thus deserve our honor and respect. They left for us a great heritage. We have been working on a comprehensive index of the early volumes of the Saga of the Sanpitch, and have been impressed again with the wide variety of the material covered; of the great support that came from our readers, right from the first; and from
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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 324590
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