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Building the Manti Temple

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 16
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1984
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 324751
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6j67f3x

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Title Building the Manti Temple
Description were expanded to handle contributions to the Temple fund; at Manti, bay barns, granaries, storage space,and corrals Goods in the storehouse included all kinds of livestock, poultry, hay, grain, flour, butter, eggs, cured meat and vegetables, wool, yarn.,and clothing (new and used). At one tine the storehouse contained a range of goods from a yellow dog hide to a wagonload of butter which had been donated by the Greenwood United Order.6 To help the building fund, the Belief Society sold ruga and carpets woven from old clothes. Bread for temple artisans was node from wheat which had been gleaned by children. Eggs laid on Sundays were contributed. Many people gave a few quarts of nilk weekly for making cheese. To pay for goods from the storehouse, temple workers received wages for a ten-hour day: (1,25 to $2.00 for connon labor; $2.50 to $5.00 for stonemasons and carpenters and men with teams; $2.00 to J5.00 for quarrymen; and $5-00 for master masons. Deductions were made for tithing. Fay-nent was mostly in scrip; hard money had to be reserved for things that could not be bought with scrip. Other preparations included operation of a sawmill, supervised by Lewis Anderson; a rock crusher, under the charge of Edwin Works, to make sand out of sandstone; shelters for stone cutters, and a carpenter shop, heated in the winter and equipped with more than 40 woodworking machines. Peter Ahlstrom supervised the carpentry. A separate building housed the steam power plant. On April 14, 1879, the four cornerstones were dedicated by John Taylor, representing the First Presidency (southeast); Biahop L. V. Hardy for the Aaronic Priesthood (southwest); Canute Peterson for the High Priests (northvest); and John Taan Cott in behalf of the Elders (northeast). Sandstone quarried at the Red Point, south of Manti, was used for the foundation. Most of the oolite stone for the superstructure was quarried from Temple Hill, but some cama from the Perry Brothers' quarry north of Ephraim. Much of the lumber was red pine harvested in the nearby mountains; some came from Spring City. Interior finishing lumber was the best quality Ponderosa pine from the Panguitch area. Black walnut and birdseye maple were imported from eastern states. Workmanship on the temple was the "best that highly skilled workmen were capable of doing. The seeing eye was a prominent Monson synbol. "in ancient days of art, -36-
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Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324684
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6j67f3x/324684