Manasseh

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 04
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1972
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6h70czp
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 325827
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6h70czp

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Title Manasseh
Description made a wish on the Evening Star and pointed to the Big Dipper and the Milky Way. They named the constellations, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, each one, until they were lost among the millions of shining orbits. Often, in the stillness of the night, in the distance, could be heard the coyote's howl. The sheep would stir uneasily in their pasture and draw close to one another. Sometimes in the dark, a child's shrill cry would startle a sleeping household. The sound of horse's hoofs would waken a neighbor, who would answer the anxious plea for help, dressing hurriedly to ride the several miles between the farm homes, with medicine and sustaining prayers offered in the dim wick-light. The people had to rely on their faith and on their own remedies when sickness came. They used lard and mustard plas- ters for severe coushs and colds and castor oil for stomach pains. Sometimes the fever was too high, the sickness more than their wisdom and faith could cope with. One man, Lars Peter Anderson, was stung by a bee and died very suddenly. Sad-ness came to the small community and there was emptiness and life was lonely. But there was gladness also as the news of the arrival of a baby boy spread from house to house across the valley. On several occasions the strong smell of lysol and cloths browning in an oven brought anticipation and later joy as the lusty cry of an infant was heard in one of the cabins. Close contact for the twenty-one families who lived in Manasseh before the year 1900, was difficult since their homes were scattered from the borders of Maple Canyon near Manti on the south to the point of the mountain near Wales on the north, along tne foothills and across the lower fields. The families who lived in Manasseh in those early years are listed by some of their descendants as follows: Orson Allred, Anthon Anderson, Lars Peter Anderson, Lewis "Lew Shooter" Anderson, "Doc" Briggs, Alvin Cherry, Andrew Chris-tensen, C.C.A. Christensen, Chris Christensen, Fred Christensen, Charles R. Dorius, H.P. "Shingle Pete" Hansen, Erastus Larsen, James Larsen, Thomas "Kanore Tom" Lund, Daniel Madsen, David Madsen, Ezra Madsen, Alfred Pehrson, P. F. Peterson and Oluf Thursby. - 6 -
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Identifier 016_Manasseh.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 4
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325804
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6h70czp/325804