The Story of the Saga of Sanpitch

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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
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Title The Story of the Saga of Sanpitch
Description THE STORY OF THE SAGA OF SANPITCH Ruth D. Scow Senior First Place Short Story The theme for his twenty-fifth volume of The Saga of the Sanpitch, "Silver Sunsets," seems aptly chosen. During these 24 years this little annual magazine has accomplished much in telling many personal histories that have been writlen by Sanpete residents and former residents. Its winning entries have recorded over 2600 pages of our history that would never have been written-poems, essays, anecdotes and stories (all documented)-had it not been for the Saea. Also, it has recorded over 800 winning entries and reproduced over 550 precious, one-of-a-kind pictures of Sanpete County's past. In 1969, when Richard and Nadine Nibley formed the Sanpete Development Corporation to preserve the old Ephraim Coop building, it seemed logical that if citizens of Sanpete County generally were remembering their pioneer heritage, the possibilities of restoring the old pioneer building might be greater. So at the conclusion of a visit to the home of Ross and Linnie Findlay by Stake President Vernon L. Kunz and his counselor, R. Clair Anderson, Linnie asked if it might be a good idea to have a writing contest about the early settlement of these valleys. As he walked out and closed the door. President Anderson replied, "Fine, you be chairman." It was a challenge, and Linnie enlisted the help of Eleanor Madsen. President Kunz was often called on for guidance as Linnie and Eleanor visited each Stake Presidency and High Council in the county. Some suggested that the writing of this type of history should be left to the Daughters of the Pioneers, but the majority thought thai contributions by the men might also add a good Ross Findlay printed the first issues of The Saga at Snow College, with full support and encouragement of the late President, Floyd Holm. Sanpete South Stake loaned the first money for prizes and to pay the typist, and everything else was volunteer. Dr. H.B. McQuarrie provided the first cover picture. When the contest was announced, there were tust two or three weeks before the deadline for submitting entries for that first volume. Still, eleven entries were submitted, and judges were
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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 324616
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