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Peter Thompson's Home and Snow College

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 24
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1992
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s64x55x4
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325222
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64x55x4

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Title Peter Thompson's Home and Snow College
Description HONORABLE MENTION HISTORICAL ESSAY PETER THOMPSON'S HOME AND SNOW COLLEGE Ethel Thompson Lewis 3272 Grainercy Ave. Ogden, Utah 84403-0771 The purpose of this history is to establish our pioneer family in their original setting in Denmark, in their coming to America for their religious beliefs and Co make a home in a desert area. Their home and property vas located on the Snow College block and what later became a strategic and vital factor in the future of Snow College. They left Copenhagen on December 23, 1853, on the ship Slesvig. At Liverpool, England, they boarded the ship Jessie Hunn and came to the Port of Entry at New Orleans. They came to St. Louis on the paddle wheel ship St. Louis. Wife and mother had become ill and died on March 13, 1854. They arrived at their destination of Fort,Ephraim on October 24, 1854.! They made and lived in dug-outs, and shared their space with others. Adobe, log and mud houses were built of whom also lived in wagons and tents. Education was an integral part of pioneer life in Gospel teaches that "The Glory of God is intelligence," and that "Man cannot be saved in ignorance," it is not surprising that a school was established 'simultaneously with the building of a meeting house and family homes school in the Fort. Sister Armstrong held school at her home, a one~~rooin adobe within the Fort, which she had purchased with a cape and flower-trimmed bonnet. It is described as having a fireplace for cooking, and for light, a piece of flannel dipped in a pan of oil. 50
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Identifier 064_Peter Thompson's Home and Snow College.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 24
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325143
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64x55x4/325143