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 Saga have always been held together by staples; thus several of these volumes had reduced size print, but the stories they told of sacrifice, humility, dedication, caring and sharing with neighbors, and their love of God was greatly shown. Among the photos reproduced were Sanpete's old church buildings. Volume 13 contains the story of Isaac Morley (Father Morley) who led the first settlers to this Sanpete Valley. This entry was written by his great-granddaughter Wilma M. Despain. Another entry, "Fairview Fort," was by Betty Ramsey. There were other exciting, worthwhile, and well-written entries. The volumes of the Saga now began to gain national recognition as an example of volunteer work that records history of an area year after year. All entries cannot be published; however, a copy of all unused entries is filed and hopefully some day will appear in print. The knowledge they contain is priceless. The cover of Volume 14 (1982) has a line-drawing of Sterling's first school-house. The artist chairman was Pamela Jensen, Sterling Utah. She says, "This year's entries have been staggering, more than could be hoped for or expected . . . even the pictures were popping out of nowhere, much to my delight ... I have always enjoyed a good picture section." She then thanked all who had entered the writing contest and had taken the time to find pictures. Pamela continued as chairman for 1983, Volume 15. "It isn't often a person gets the opportunity to say thank you in print, but I can and do thank the Saga committee tor hours of tireless work, the printers for keeping expenses down, the stores who give us donated space, and especially the writers who search through old documents, histories, and remember to put those stories down on paper in such a way as to make us live, see and feel the past." Volume 16, (1984) was copyrighted by Eleanor P.Madsen. Pamela had gone with her husband and family to live in Nevada. Eleanor wrote that now they were at a loss as to whether the Saga was to continue. Then they remembered the old saying, "Three heads are better than one." so the three previous chairmen. Eleanor, Lillian, and Ruth decided that the Saga must continue. By dividing 1983 responsibilities they felt they could do it. And again they did. 1983 was Sanpete's disastrous water year. Albert Antrei wrote an essay, "The Neverlasting Hills," published but not entered in the contest. 15
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
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Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324618
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