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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
Format application/pdf
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 Reveries
Description he came and departed, he shook hands with Father. He told Mother that in all his years of practice he had never seen a man with a stronger constitution. This gave us hope, but we were to learn that the happy days were to come no more. One stroke followed another until the strong body could take no more of it, and on a quiet November night, a few hours before Thanksgiving, he quietly went his way. The tears didn't come until I got away to myself, out in the fields garnished with the first frost of Autumn, in the stillness which seemed to comfort me, in my aloneness where I could cry out that single word, Why? Why? I look out into the spreading color of a new day. A carpet of gold is spreading up the western hill, seeking out each reluctant shadow and turning it to light, then spreading again and moving up until it touches the crest and blends into a sea of deep morning blue. I see and hear nature as I have done for so many years. Beautiful Mount Nebo thrusts her majestic spires upward to blend a carpet of green with the gold and blue of early morning. The surrounding mountains stand as mighty sentinels guarding that which the Almighty has given us. It has long been thus. The brush and primeval setting has given way to the forces of man. Father was one of these who put the spade and plow to the soil, then fought the cunning Indian to hold his heritage. I salute him and all brave men of early Sanpete. Their bright constellation, which has gone before us and guided the progress of our valley, will guide those yet to come. Source: Personal recollections. -84-
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Identifier 094_Reveries.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324857
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