The Pony with a Purpose

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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 The Pony with a Purpose
Description Cap's wound healed slowly, though his shoulder and arm were both painful and stiff for all the remaining days of his life. He never got over the shock of losing Sal, however, and spoke of her affectionately, often. He never stopped working for the good of the people of his church. He continued as peacemaker and interpreter for President Canute Peterson and others, after Deseret Stake became Sanpete Stake and Canute Peterson took Isaac Morley's place as Stake President when Brigham Young called Isaac back to Salt Lake to serve in the first Utah legislature. The unwelcome gift, the poisoned arrow, was never re-moved nor did it work itself free. Cap carried this extra, sharpened bone in his shoulder for the rest of his life. It was there when we gently laid him to rest, but his name, Andrew Hyrum, lived on, because that was the name given to the beautiful baby boy whose life he saved and who was named for him. Sources: Family histories, stories told by wife of P. C. Peterson, daughter-in-law of Canute Peterson, stories told by family members, memory books and histories, story as told by Great Aunt Lucy, and journals of James Allred, Spring City; Isaac Morely, and David Hyrum Whitlock. THE PONY WITH A PURPOSE Ruth Peterson Christiansen Mayfield, Utah Non-Professional Division Third Honorable Mention Short Story As the isolated and distant Mormon settlements were being developed, President Brigham Young was in dire need of a special breed of horses, that could travel long distances to their communities with dispatch and safety. Being unable to secure a team in the United States, he sent to the far away nation of France for a pair of Hamiltonian mares. They were a -66-
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Identifier 076_The Pony with a Purpose.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324885
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