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The Story of Salvation Wheat

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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 The Story of Salvation Wheat
Description he married two other women and had numerous offspring. Sara Ann always acted as the mediator when differences arose. He erected a distinctive two-story home for Sara Ann at itJ North Main Stv&&t in n<pni~airn. it hss a so"~ called "Polygamy hide-out" in a back room that was used on necessary occasions. He purchased two homes a short distance away for his other family members. Canute served as Ephraim s bishop for ten years from 1867 to 1877. He was then ordained Sanpete Stake President, where he served for twenty-five years until 1902. During his tenure, the Manti Temple was completed and dedicated, and Snow Academy (College) was established. Sara Ann served as a counselor in the Relief Society, then as the Ephraim Stake Relief Society president for twelve years, from 1869 to 1881. She was a beloved, capable, energetic leader. She was involved in the wheat storage plan and in sericulture, the silk industry. Tradition gives her credit for the novel plan of "Sunday eggs." Thousands of dollars were raised and used for charitable purposes. A beautiful silver sacrament set with two pitchers and six cups was purchased with $114 of this money and was donated to the church. Most pieces of this set are still carefully preserved. She supervised the planting of her willow tree shoots. These stand as a living memorial to her as they beautify Ephraim' north entrance and in many other places. She died May 20, 1896. Canute placed his small bottle of "Salvation Wheat" among his most prized possessions and requested that it should be buried with him. His family heeded his request, and when he died, October 14, 1903, the precious little bottle of "Salvation Wheat" with its contents undisturbed, was placed in his coffin. Sara Ann and Canute Peterson lie buried side by side in a well cared for Peterson family plot in Ephraim's historical Pioneer cemetery. They left a noble posterity. 77
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 24
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325209
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64x55x4/325209