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The Witchery of Words

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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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Setname snowc_sts
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 The Witchery of Words
Description the catch-in-the-taroat words like Hilltop, Horseshoe, Horse Heaven, Fiddlers' Green and Ras Andersons. Hilltop is a place where the panoramic view appears before us with an intact, especially when traveling southward from Spanish Pork Canyon. Suddenly, the white and blue crest appears above the hill, then in another second it emerges in its entirety, a resplendent and comforting guardian to most of our Sorth Sanpete valley. When passing at that point, I usually leave ay car and take tine to view that always stirring and familiar scene. This quotation comes to me: "I am the master of all I survey. My right there is none to dispute."^ The words Horse Heaven seem to whisper to me of sane magic sanctuary! a haven of peace and quietude. 1 have never knowingly seen it, but my mother often spoke fondly of it, which captured my fancy. A scenic spot situated in the east mountains not far from Kt. Pleasant, it was a favorite spot for young people and families to visit and enjoy in past years. Sometimes the trip was made on horseback, but when a picnic was planned, or berries were to be picked, the group usually went in a horse-pulled wagon. Here is an entry made in ay Bother's diary, dated September 8, 1898: "Today the boys invited us to go berry picking, so eight of us went up to Horse Heaven where we bad a nice time. We sang songs, ate melons, grapes, and berries. Then we decorated our wagon with the golden leaves of autumn and started home." Fiddlers' Green conjures up a rustling of words-^ large lumber dance hall in Moroni. It was easy to reach by horse and buggy, or the new ears that were becoming numerous in the early *20'b. The picnic goodies were spread on large wooden tables in splendid array. Everyone circulated and visited. Ihere wae a lot of wholeaone laughter. A dance at night ended the festivities. I moat mention another suaner retreat, that of Ras Anderson's. It was a small pond of water surrounded by tall trees. The whole thing is done in bright emerald green in ay MBory, probably because of the shinering water that reflected the trees and foliage in sunlight and shadow. A worn sign near the gate announced the naaa as being "Rainbow Fishery," but to us it was always Has Anderson's. I think many of the Mt. Pleasant youth learned -6-
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Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6j67f3x/324748