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 selected from former residents of Sanpete County. Nine entries were chosen for publication. With sale of that first volume at 50 cents per copy, the money was repaid to the Stake, and a small scholarship was presented to Snow College. There was a little money left for another year, thus the Saga of the Sanpitch was bora. In this volume is also a rare listing of 126 nicknames that were used to identify the people of Ephraim. Linnie and her husband Ross, with help from others, were the stabilizing leaders of the next four volumes (1969-1973). She said: When my husband and I came to Sanpete, we discovered here a quality that seemed to be unique in this area ... a local pride mixed with a goodly concern for all people. A humility that can accomplish many things that would lie dormant in other places. It is a quality we have been trying to define, because Utah and the west is full of pioneers, their descendants and many stories, but there is something that makes anyone who has ever lived here proud of his heritage. Called by the Stake Presidency, Ruth C. Scow became the chairman of the next three volumes (1974-1977). Volume 6 (1974) showed pictures taken from glass-plate negatives photographed by George Edward Anderson. Rell Francis, Springville photographer and collector, donated copies made from these negatives. These copies showed the construction of the Manti Temple (1877-1888). Thirty-one winning entries were included in this volume. Volume 7 (1975) contained photos of all the early school-houses in Sanpete, with a great variety of winning entries (including a report card, hand written, dated February 27, 1857). That year there were so many entries that in order to get the winning ones published the print of the Saea was reduced. The theme for Volume 8 (1976) was "Sanpete Celebrations." This year the format was enlarged to accommodate a Senior Division. Most every Sanpete town was represented. Included was a beautiful "Certificate of Marriage," which hung on a wall of a house in Chester. The lady of the house agreed to lend it. She lifted it off the wall; Max Call of Manti, took its picture, and it was returned it to its owner that night. Lillian H. Fox became the chairman of the Saga committee for the next five volumes, 9 to 13,(1977 to 1981). The pages of the
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
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