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It Happened on Highway 89

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 20
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1988
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s68p5xng
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325053
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68p5xng

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Title It Happened on Highway 89
Description Then came the great day of the dedication when the temple was completed. This was May 2 1, 1888. This year we celebrate this occasion as the buildi ng is now one hundred years old. At that time the highway was j ammed with traffic as people arrived in wagons, buggies, afoot and on horseback. How excited everyone must have been. Since that time thousands of people have come every year to do temple work for the living and the dead. There was another day of dedication which attracted thousands of people, when the temple was remodeled in 1984. My dad told me of an experience he had on the highway a few years later. He owned many horses and often took them out along the highway to break and train them. At one time his team ran away and out of control. One He tumped from the wagon before it tipped over and was not seriously hurt. My father-in-law from Ephraim told of his exciting rides along this road. He claimed to have the fastest horse in all of Sanpete. horse and buggy back to Ephraim in record time so as not to be late for the wedding feast. He and his new bride arrived in a cloud of dust. A few years later he was agent for the first Model T cars that arrived in Ephraim. train he took it out on the highway to try it out for speed. After cranking it up he sped along the highway at thirty-five miles an hour amid the shouts of spectators. horse and buggy. My parents took me with them imagine seeing another town with streets and roads and houses! I also remember when the highway was first surfaced with pavement. George B. Cox came to our home to ask for donations for this improvement. My parents
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Identifier 068_It Happened on Highway 89.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 20
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324981
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68p5xng/324981