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
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Title Building the Manti Temple
Description played sacred organ music t>y Mendelssohn. When the music ceased, many people turned their heads to see where the sound of sweet singing was coming from. Since no singers could be seen, they concluded that they had heard a heavenly choir. Peter Willardson, Peter F. Madsen and Williaa H. Polsou were some of those who declared they had heard a heavenly choir. Walter Cox, Rhoda Smith and M. P. Earns-worth testified that they had seen a bright halo enshrouding several of the speakers. Others bore testimony that they saw the spirits of Joseph Smith, Brigham Young and Jedediah Grant. The building of the Manti Temple displayed the character of a pioneer people. They were undaunted by back-wrenching labor, were self •disciplined, and they went without some of the current necessities of life to achieve future well-being. They were strong in their faith, united in a common cause, and persisted until the job was finished. Surely any Diety who may have been watching was well pleased with the latter-day Saints who built this temple. ^President Young supported the lead, zinc, silver mining venture at Minersville in the 1850's, but opposed all other mining proposals. 2The temple properties consisted of 27 acres of land given to the church by Manti city, the improvements thereon and the cold spring which the church bought from William K. Barton for $2,500 less a donation of JJOO. 5ln 1907 when the temple grounds were landscaped, all but a few feet of the bottom terrace were removed. 4President Young is quoted as having said, "Bishops, if any should ask what the wage is (sic) let the answer be not a single dime." 5later a bachelor gave the family his cow, providing he could eat with them occasionally. °0ther entries in the temple day book: 82 pounds pork, 1,117 pounds meat, 424 dozen eggs, 248 pounds chicken, 62 sheep, 1,006 pounds of flour. 7j, B. Jacobsen made the motion that returned the temple to the church on July 27, 1925. Source! A History of the Manti Temple, a thesis at Brigham Young University by Glenn Stubs. Note) My father, Conrad Frischknecht, an«? grandfather, J. J. Buesch, both worked on the Temple. In 1907 when -J8-
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