Ephraim's Pioneer Cemetery

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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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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324900
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Title Ephraim's Pioneer Cemetery
Description While he was gone, a flash flood so completely leveled her grave that when Father came home and visited the cemetery, he could not locate where she was buried. Hers was an "un-known tomb." Early in the 1890's an extensive effort was put forth to again plot the cemetery and establish records of those who were buried there. After a few years the job was de-clared an impossibility. The net result of this move was to close almost completely the north half of the cemetery to further burial. The part south of the road leading directly east of the entrance was now plotted. Roads and paths were estab-lished, and thereafter nearly all the graves were dug in this section. In the minutes of Ephriam City this part was now called "New Cemetery" which is very misleading. With irrigation water from the Gobblefield ditch, the tree beautification in the cemetery became a possibility. In the early "nineties" the first trees (about 100 lombardy poplars) were planted and irrigated with seven acres (shares) of water. The result was almost total failure. Three years later another trial was made. This time a variety of trees was planted but with no better results. A six to eight inch hardpan about two feet beneath the surface of the soil probably caused the failure. Early in 1902 the Ephraim City Council and the majority of the citizens admitted being discouraged in their attempts to beautify their cemetery and became interested in obtaining land for one closer to town. The reasons for this new thinking were: inability to plot or restore the north part of the Pioneer Cemetery, failures to get trees to grow, and impassable roads within the cemetery and along Highway 89 in the spring of the year and after rainstorms. The Ephraim City Attorney advised the Council to keep city business within the Ephraim City limits. Ground for the new Park Cemetery which was within the city limits was bought in 1902. Here the ground was plowed, leveled, plotted, landscaped, and planted. This cemetery was dedicated and ready for use on Memorial Day, 1903. -94-
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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 324809
Reference URL