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The Grand Marchall and Twenty-Four Silver-Greys on Parade

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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6wh2n45
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 The Grand Marchall and Twenty-Four Silver-Greys on Parade
Description "Yea they did, Thurzan, and they were as proud to be in this parade, as they could be and to have been given this honor." "I hope we can soon have a parade here in Manti, too, " This from Virgie. "We have lots of things to be thankful for, too-especially for the Lord's protection from those terrible rattlesnakes that crawled all over our bedding and cupboards! " "You are right, Virgie, and how grateful we are and should be that Chief Walker returned our baby that Grandpa had to give them so they vouldn't burn the Fort once more! " Anna bowed her head as tears started to form in her eyes. She didn't want the children to see her cry. They had all been through enough. Now they tried to put it all behind then and go forward here in their new-found, beautiful valley. She remembered how her father, Wm. Lathrop Draper, had gone back along the trail with Father Morley. All men, red-men and white men alike, loved him so much because he was so fair and compassionate as their leader. These dear ones spent one whole Winter at Winter Quarters building and planting for those yet to follow the tortuous trail. Anna often wondered if their names would have been the most prominent ones in Church history, if they had not been sent out of the Salt Lake valley so soon after they were established there. Here she was, way off the subject of her story again. "As I told you, Isaac and all these men, with their beautiful heads held high as they rode and their beautiful mounts held their heads high and all other did too. Each horse had a large red plume with blue and white letters and ribbons. The letters said, 'Liberty and Truth" and were placed across the front of each horse. They knew something special was expected of them, and they were so well-loved and cared for. Each had been groomed and curried until they shimmered as they pranced in the sun-washed air." "Did all the men dress the same way too? " David asked. "Yes, and all were so handsome with their military bearing, straight and tall in the saddles. They all had an aura of some-bodiness about them, but not an arrogant one. Just as Isaac, they all loved all God's creatures and were unassuming and gentle. That is the real measure of gentility, it must be learned. It is not just acquired. " -56-
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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 325462
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6wh2n45/325462