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Miracle on Horseshoe Mountain, Christmas Eve

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1982
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325496
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6wh2n45

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Title Miracle on Horseshoe Mountain, Christmas Eve
Description MIRACLE ON HORSESHOE MOUNTAIN, CHRISTMAS EVE Halbert S. Greaves 1904 Herbert Avenue Salt Lake City, UT 84108 Professional Division Second Honorable Mention Poetry It seemed a losing moment for the sun, Which sent its winter warmth against the snow On Horseshoe's crest and endless slopes below. Across the valley, mountains to the west Reached up to gather in the lingering light And cloak the sun in dark, cold night But then a miracle on Christmas Eve Decreed that sun should halt in western skies And wait for giant, silvermoon to rise: Then fiery sun and radiant moon combined To conjure magic with converging rays And swiftly set the mountain snow ablaze. NOTE: Christmas Eve, 1928. I was standing on the second floor fire escape at North Sanpete High School watching the simultaneous setting of the sun and rising of the full moon. The snow in Horseshoe's cirque and on its crest was pink for a few minutes, I have pictured that beauti-ful sight in my mind for 53 years. -71-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325331
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6wh2n45/325331