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The Choice People Who Came to Settle Sanpete

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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6n014pd
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325758
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n014pd

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Title The Choice People Who Came to Settle Sanpete
Description THE CHOICE PEOPLE WHO CAME TO SETTLE SANPETE George C. Whitlock 1236 East 2nd South Mesa, AZ 85203 Honorable Mention Historical Essay I continue being amazed, plus historical records are adding new evidence about the truly-exceptional qualities of the people who came to settle Utah, and especially Sanpete Valley, during the first several decades of Mormon migration to that area, In ray personal history, the source of these people was Denmark, but of course there is equal evidence of the stirring qualities of those who came from England, Scandinavia, and other parts of Europe. It was not only the nationality of these people that made the difference, but a singular sense of courage, faith, and devotion that dwelt in all of them. Almost immediately those who were converted were condemned by their fellow countrymen. They were despised, discriminated against, reviled and pushed aside. Their property lost value on the market. They became aliens in their own land. Instead of succumbing to the pressures, they turned their eyes and their hopes toward that far-off land in the barren desert of Utah. Even the people they were about to join had already been cast out of their own country as ruffitiv6 out cas ts oursued at txmes , by unx ts or the army of the United States. During one decade in the 1850-60s, more than 9,000 people of all ages left Denmark and came to Utah. The hardships of crossing the frigid seas in winter, and the tiresome crossing of the great plains in makeshift wagons, hand carts, and on foot, was a supreme sacrifice in itself. Many lost loved ones out of their families. When the Danish people got to Utah, they settled mostly in Ephraim, "which was called ''Little Copenhagen." As far as toy grandparents were concerned, that stop was only temporary, although they liked Ephraim. They were told to move south to 27
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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 325728
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n014pd/325728