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 Each family could tell its own story of joy and pathos, of stuggles and hardships, of success and failure that made Manasseh dear to their hearts. One part of the area each of them loved was the mountains, like a great wall around them. Past Ephraim to the east, covered with aspen and pine, the mountains stood like sentinels in the purple evening, keeping watch over the valley. Far away mountains rose to the north, one above the other, with winding roads in between, inviting new adventure, cities to explore. The hills to the south may have been pine covered, a cool retreat in summer and crested with snow in winter, but the people of Manasseh were never quite sure, because always their vision rested on a white temple, on a low rise at the base of those mountains, its colite stone glistening in the sunlight, beckoning, "Come to my hill." So close they could almost touch them were the west moun- tains. They belonged to Manasseh. Sometimes in the hot after- noons, while the men were in the hay fields, a mother would take her small children on a walk to a favorite scrub oak a little way up the hills. With a box of sugar cookies and a "rockery jug of lemonade, they would picnic and the mother would sit and knit or darn warm stockings and tell stories of teh past. Sometimes the children would play "Mumble Peg" or rock their holly-hock dolls in a cradle or cockleburs, or they would lay on a spot of grass looking up at the blue, blue sky, listening and forever asking questions. Later, they would gather rocks and pink wild roses to decorate the long oil cloth covered table in the cabin. The children always wondered what the top of the mountain was like, up where the redpine and the black balsam grew. "One day when you are older," the mother said, "You may climb to the top." So they did. As they climbed and reached the top, the children discovered that there were mountains still higher and roads and trails through other valleys, across other lands, over many oceans and distant seas. And the children of Man- asseh went on climbing, with the widsom and the knowledge they had learned in the fields, in the mountains, and from the stars over head. They became great leaders and builders in cities, - 7 -
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Identifier 017_Manasseh.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 4
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325805
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6h70czp/325805