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An Incident

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 07
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1975
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6154f64
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325315
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6154f64

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Title An Incident
Description At nearly sun down they came back and Nels drove them to his home where the herbs were put into a kettle and steeped. The resulting liquor was given to Mr. Christiansen as a medicine. The medicine was effective, and soon the father was able to work again. When he was asked if he could remember any of the herbs used or the method used in making the medicine, Nels said, "No. All I could think of was what might happen to me. Or what if someone should see me with those Indians, and what would people think of me?" Source" Story was told to author by Nels C. Christiansen, late resident of Manti. AN INCIDENT Loren D. Squire LaVerkin, Utah Senior Division Second Place Incident Last year, as I sat waiting for the Mormon Miracle Pageant to start on Temple Hill, I began to reminisce about one important happening in my life. It was the morning of January 3, 1906 that my father took my mother and me to the foot of the west end of Temple Hill. The day before had been my eighth birthday, and I was to be baptized in the Temple that day. My mother and I started up a zig-zag trail, which led from the road up the steep, rock-covered hill to the west end of the Temple. At each corner of the zig-zag a cedar post had been set in the ground and a one and one- half inch rope anchored from post to post, thus serving as a rail to help those climbing the hill. After reaching the top, we entered the Temple and went to a room where I put on white clothing ready for baptism. I climbed the steps at the wrong end of the baptismal font and looked down into the smiling face of Neils M. Jensen, who held out his arms and said, "I'll carry you across." This he did, and I remember the big toe of one foot trailed in the water. He deposited me at the water's edge, where I was led into the water by Elder Jensen, who baptized me. As I was raised, sputtering for breath and dripping with water, I was sat on a chair, where his hands and those of Elder Horrace Thorton were placed upon my head, and Elder Thorton confirmed me a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Sometime after this a row of steps was built from the road striaght up to the west door of the Temple. I counted those steps many times as I climbed them. Later, the improvement of the road from the north side of the Temple, through the arch way down the south side of the hill, plus the fact -50-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 7
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325243
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6154f64/325243