Memories, Mayfield, Sanpete County, Uath

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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
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Memories, Mayfield, Sanpete County, Uath
Description This made it oossible for me to be bom and raised in the beautiful Arrapene Valley (Mayfield) with its lush greenery in summer; its bright, vivid colors in the fall; the quietness and beauty of landscape in the spring. I loved the peaceful, quiet beauty of its setting; the clean, fresh air; the mountain breezes that swept down from the canyons of an evening; the blue sky; the bright-colored rainbows that appeared after a summer shower; and the knowledge it was HOME. Today I rejoice at my rich heritage and I give God credit for bringing me to this beautiful land, Mayfield was settled in 1873 and was first named after the Indian Chief Arropene Later, because it was so beautiful in the month of Hay, its name was changed. Always I have enjoyed the name Mayfield. To me it sounds like beautiful springtime with myriads of flowers blooming everywhere. One of the most exquisite flowers of the valley is the wild rose. To it I am very partial. It blooms in the month of June along the creek banks and along many fence lines, This town is built at the mouth of Twelve-Mile Canyon which is twelve miles south of Manti, To the west are low white hills (West Hills) with the First Point Hill to the south. The hill to the north and east is called the Mill Hill, named for the flour and grist mill that stood at its base. This mill was powered by a huge water wheel. It was fun to ride in my father's wagon when he went there to exchange his wheat for gennade and flour for our family- I did enjoy watching the kernels of grain being ground by the large mill stones. I have traveled extensively in Europe, Canada, Alaska, and our own United States; but I have never found a town as unique as Mayfield in the way the town is laid out. This is because it is divided like two benches with the Twelve-Mile Creek and the flat land between known as the Indian Farm, There are two small dugways which you use as you enter or leave the town. The north side of the town has always been called "The Order," for it was here 24
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
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Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
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