An Indian Summer Tragedy

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 09
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1977
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 An Indian Summer Tragedy
Description Larsen and Rasmus Jensen. The three men ran along the north side of the canyon until they reached its mouth, where they were cut off by Indians. They went north, over a low moun-tain, down into Cane Valley, and arrived home safely. Another group of loggers, Peter Isaacson, Hans C. Jensen, and his son, Ole C. Jensen, were working on near-by Black Stump Road. They ran north where they joined Louis Larsen and Thomas Wolsey, then returned to Ephraim through Cane Valley. Soren P. Jesperson, who was about fifty, and quite deaf, did not hear the warning. The Indians came between him and his wagon, where he had left his gun. They tortured him fearfully before taking his life. Neils, Peter and Henry Green ran until they reached Black Springs, when they saw some Indians come onto the road a few rods behind them. They appeared to be searching for the Ephraim men, who eluded them by dodging behind a hill and flurrying down Creek Road. After this close encounter, the three men ran, without pause, until they reached the Grist Mill. Peter and Henry stopped to recuperate, Niels continued into town where he beat the drum to signal an Indian attack. He then armed himself and returned to the mill. By this time, the Indians were riding out of the canyon. Several Ephraim men armed themselves and started in pursuit. Suddenly, on the road south of Ephraim, a horse-drawn cariage appeared in the distance. It was being driven slowly toward Ephraim by Niels's brother-in-law, Andrew H. Whitlock. He had driven to Manti to get Old Doctor Lady Maria Snow to perform some medical services in Ephraim. When they were ready to leave, Andrew met L. C. Larsen of Mayfield. Larsen had purchased grain in Circleville and was hauling it to Salt Lake City to exchange for guns and ammu-nition. Andrew invited Mr. Larsen to ride with them. He consented, after getting Louis Thompson to drive his rig. The Indians saw the conveyance and turned their horses in that direction. When the carriage was about two and one half miles from Ephraim, the occupants noticed the horsemen, who were now south of Guard Knoll. -9-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324782
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