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
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title An Indian Summer Tragedy
Description The following day a few men from Ephraim and Manti went into the canyon to retrieve the bodies of their friends. Benjamin Black was found first. He was placed on their two-wheeled logging cart. Soren Jesperson's hands, feet, and the upper portion of his head, were about a rod from his body. He, too, was placed on the cart. The men were moving toward Black Stump Road when some horsemen, approaching in the distance, caused a flurry of excitement until it could be discovered the riders were Ephraim men who were coming to assist in the sad task. On Wire Grass Flat they picked up the body of William Hite, then returned to Ephraim. The seven persons who had been killed that day were buried in the west corner of the meeting-house grounds. A week later, the bodies were hurriedly placed in a three-foot deep grave in the Pioneer Cemetery. In 1949, D. U. P. Camp Fort Ephraim erected a marker to these slain pioneers. This is in the form of a miniature pioneer home. It is faced with small cobblestones and bears an appropriate inscription. It is located south of the Ephraim Library. An imposing gray granite stone was placed at the grave-site in the Pioneer Cemetery by members of the Kuhre family in 1953. This, too, bears an inscription relating the events of that day eighty-three years previous. A brief service was held, and the person of greatest importance who was present, was the now grown old, William Dobbie Kuhre, the tiny boy whose life was spared by a kind providence on October 17, 1865. Sources: Books: "Ephraim's First One Hundred Years", pp. 13-15. "Indian Depredations in Utah", by Peter Gottfredson, p. 196. Accounts of the incident by: Neils O. Anderson (Glen J. Nielson's grand-father). Charles Whitlock and Ezra Shomaker. L. C. Larsen. -12-
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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 324785
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