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
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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
ID 324900
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Title The Pony with a Purpose
Description beautiful brown color with trim bodies, and legs with the speed of the wind. During his visits to Ephraim, President Young always stayed at the home of Stake President Canute Peterson. On this particular trip, one of the mares had with her a three-month-old colt. As the morning light dawned, the rooster crowed, signaling the time for the chores to be done. Going to the barn, the men found the their dismay, the little colt desperately sick. My father, P. C. Peterson, Canute's son, doctored it the best he could. Brother Young also helped him, and they did everything they could to save it, even to delaying their journey one whole day. The next morning the Prophet said, "It's no use to wait any longer; we must be on our way. Peter, you may have the little pony, and if it gets well, it will be for the good of the Church." The pony lived! In a few years, the Prophet's colt matured and produced a delightful filly, which became her team-mate. They were identical in color, with speed and endurance to match. About this time, the gentiles had control of all the Public State Offices, and had passed a law to punish all poly-gamists by putting them in the State Prison from six months to three years. Some of the leading brethren, who had been living in polygamy were old and feeble, and a trip to prison meant certain death. So, to avoid incarceration, they kept in hiding from the U.S. Marshals. One day my father received a "grapevine" notice to be at a certain spot in Nephi canyon when the train passed by. My father was at this place at the appointed time. The train slowed down, the conductor shoved Brother George Q. Cannon into my father's arms, and father put him into his closed carriage and they sped away. They went down around Levan, then east to cross the Sevier River bridge. When they were within a mile or so of the bridge, Brother Cannon said, "Peter, can your mares swim the Sevier River? The Lord has just made known to me that Dykes and Clawson, the -67-
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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 324886
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