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Great Grandfather Snow and Temple Hill

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 08
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1976
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325605
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf

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Title Great Grandfather Snow and Temple Hill
Description Warren-husband, father, missionary, Presiding Bishop of Sanpete, high councilman, State legislator, city marshall, mayor, general in the Black Hawk War, Head Quarryman for Manti Temple, and confidant of Brigham Young. The two had come alone. Warren guided him carefully Around rocks and brush up the incline. "Over there!" said Brigham Young, And the point of the President's cane Measured a space downward from the crest of the hill. In the halcyon April morning, Erasing time and binding the moment with eternity, Brigham Young gazed down on Sanpete Valley And the little thorp of Manti, With its dugouts, caves and adobe houses That clung like a cluster of burrs To the base of the hill. "Here's where Moroni stood", he mused, "Here on this crest, and dedicated it as a temple site. We cannot move this spot, and if we be but two, We will dedicate this ground at high noon today." But at high noon the others came. Impelled by the faith of their leaders, They tramped up the dull, gray primeval bluff, Where scrub-pine and dwarfed cedar Crept from the canyons and squatted above The trumpet-belled sego lily on the shale surface. "Why here?" they questioned. "Why not Ephraim, Gunnison, or deeper in the valley Where the Sanpitch flows?" But Warren knew that it would be on the Manti Stone Quarry as the Prophet had said, And that had settled the matter. On the crushed remnants of trampled sego lilies, On the outcrop of oolite and granular rock, Warren Stone Snow and ninety-nine of the brethren Knelt in prayer for help with their prodigious task, While swallows...men's dreams...and Destiny Encircled envisioned temple towers. -79-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325529
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf/325529