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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
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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 Parley Christiansen was chosen to be the first Ranger to put the new program into effect in Twelve Mile Canyon. One of Parley's sons, EIRay, became a general authority in the L.D.S. Church. Another son, Woodruff, became head of the music department at USAC in Logan. A long list of people, if a "Who's Who" had been kept, would show notable leaders in education, business , county government, engineering, athletics, forestry, salesmanship, and many other fields. The school in Mayfield produced some unusually fine students. I remember in 1916, some 12 to 15 six-year-olds started schooling. We had a very nice teacher named Grace Anderson, whom we all loved. She started us off with a genuine interest in reading and a desire to leam. We had a rather stern principal, Clinton Christensen, who instilled in us a healthy respect for discipline. We had good teachers all the way through Manti High School. In those days there were no special programs put out by the Government, no school lunches, nor any incentives to help the teachers. In spite of this, I think that our class members could have faced any modern-day class in a showdown in spelling, reading, grammar anthmetic or any basic subject with full honors. Of all the students in that class, there were no dropouts, no troublemakers, and almost all of them graduated from high school. Mayfield was always a town that was blessed with good athletes, especially those fast on foot. The Que Whitlock family had several boys who could outrun anyone in the neighboring areas. This led to an interesting baseball team that usually won from the neighboring towns on holidays or special events. Uncle Alma once told me a story, which I think is true because he was with the team. Mayfield had gone to Gunnison to play a special fame, and, as usual, they won. This raised a ig fuss and Gunnison demanded the chance to win at something else. The manager of the Mayfield squad liked to put on a good show so he called for attention and said, "I challenge Gunnison to a foot 31
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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 325732
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n014pd/325732