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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1986
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 325758
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Title Block M
Description them. They hiked, carrying the oil in 5-gallon cans, up Manti Canyon road to Rrox's Campgrounds, then up the north slope to the gravel pit. That first year the Seniors placed their S up under the ledges. Then in sequence care the J for Juniors below it, the S for Sophomores third in line, and the F for Freshmen below it, on top of the gravel pit. The Senior's S was judged the best. From that day on, the wiener roast and letter lighting were combined and became an annual affair.S At first, everyone hiked, a mass migration of the studentbody; then for those who prefered not to hike they took school buses. Now if the students can't drive a car, they won't go. The fact that the bridge crossing the creek to the campgrounds has been torn out makes it inevitable that part of our history will eventually be phased out, unless the bridge spanning the creek is rebuilt. In the early 1960s, Robert Keller and Edwin Jensen lighted the H on the 4th of July as soon as it was dark, at the same time that Manti City was setting fireworks off in commemoration of our country's Independence Day. They had gathered 400 Salmon cans from the garbage dumps, outlining the M with them, filled them about 3/4 full of burner oil that is used in furnaces, then poured gasoline on top to fill the cans. Old brooms were used for torches, running from one to the other to light them. The second year, Stanley Duncan, Drew Peterson, and Byron Harris helped Robert, and he repeated what good help they were. The third and last time, Robert lighted the M alone. There were some who complained to the Mayor of the City fearing that the mountainside would go up in flames. Robert decided that he wouldn't light the M again. There was too much criticism for the time and work he put into it.' Those members of the Class of 1978 who were assigned to clear and whitewash the Block M had carried out their tasks and found that they had whitewash left. They went into a huddle and without discussing it with their faculty advisors, 19
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325670
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