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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
Setname snowc_sts
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 Arapeen Creek, which became known as "Twelve Mile," and start a new townD It must have been hard to make this change. When Grandfather, Peter Christian Scow, saw the small valley tucked among the hills , he said, "It looks like a washbowl." The several families who settled in the small valley named it Mayfield because of something appealing about the fields in the springtime. They had to bring water in ditches out of the narrow canyon beside the creek onto the higher bench-lands on either side. It was a tremendous task to start something from nothing, to build the ditches, clear away the sagebrush and cedars, cultivate the land, and spread the water for the crops, and at the same time to build the homes, gardens, fences, school, church, and the other buildings needed to get a place to live. In the midst of all this toil, they were told to build a temple in Manti, This took almost superhuman effort to quarry the stone, move it to the temple walls. 'The building cost a million dollars in money, of which there was very little available. Such a remarkable transformation of the desert waste into a place with comfortable homes, good schools, roads, water supplies, and the means to enjoy life came only through the remarkable spirit of a people of superior morale. I would like to show just how magnificent these people really were, from the beginning. In spite of the hardships, there was harmony in the common effort. There was joy in the first attempts to create such amenities as dancing, music, social contact, humor, and the ability to make the desert blossom as a rose. From the very first, there were leaders capable of facing the di fficulties. They could provide the spirit of worship in the homes and the places where the people came together in various meetings. They felt and expressed a feeling of thanksgiving for the blessings thev received. Their social life sprang from j;ood fellowship whenever the opportunity presented itself 28
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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 325729
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n014pd/325729