Mountain Names Remembered

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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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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Mountain Names Remembered
Description As we climb higher and higher, the air is cooler, the scenery more beautiful. No need to say, "Ahead is Bluebell Flat." The solid mass of foot high, blue penstamin this early July names itself. We are told that this area was once a pasture for a dairy herd in the summer and a ski area, in the winter with a ski tow being built there by Walter Hanson. Our guide now points out Left Hand Fork, a pioneer road not suitable for automobile travel, but an important spot for Ephraim City since the Big Spring, which supplies the city with culinary water, is located here. Near the Right Hand Fork, paralleling the creek, is Kanor Tom's Dugway. Here the road was very sharp, so in order to get the logs safely off the mountain, Thomas Lund (Kanor Tom) built the dugway that was named after him, one of the earliest places named by pioneer travelers. Continuing our ride, we cross Simper's Bridge and enter Scotty's Camp, a spot chosen by Lewis Christensen (Scotty Watereye) as a location for his camp while caring for the road grader and a team of horses while he was on duty maintaining the mountain road. Our journey continues past the Meadows, where a climatic station for measuring snowfall is located, and we catch the fragrance of the tall pines along the Pine Dugway. Our driver makes a hairpin turn up a narrow, rough road to a beautiful, flat meadow, Philadelphia Flat, and stops to relate the story of a young boy, Carl Wilbur, and his widowed mother, who came to Ephraim from Norway to make their home. The mother acquired a small herd of cows and then sold them to some people from Castle Dale. Carl, who vas not 12 years of age at that time, had the responsibility of delivering the cows. He was warned to be careful in taking the cows over the mountain since there was a band of horse thieves and desperadoes hiding out at Robber's Roost in the mountains. The boy had a duty to perform so he started on his way with the cows. At dusk he walked into a camp south of Horseshoe Flat, unaware that it was the Robber's Roost. The men took the cows and penned them up, but allowed the boy to stay in the camp through the night. In the morning they turned the cows loose and Carl continued on to Castle Dale with them, then walked back over the mountain to Ephraim again. As he grew older, Carl established a log-ging business and logged off the benches on Philadelphia Flat. He named it Philadelphia because of his mother's love for the city by that name, a place where she wanted to stay when they first case to America. -81-
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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 325427
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