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A Neighbor to Snow College

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1989
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6cf9n7t
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325980
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6cf9n7t

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Title A Neighbor to Snow College
Description was a high price at that time. Quoting Louise, "People said we were crazy to pay such a price for it, "but we have never regretted it, as it is one of the best locations in town." On the same lot a sturdy cedar tree (Juniper) was growing, fir. Bowden asked Andrew to keep the tree, never cut it down and so Andrew Thomson kept that promise. That same tree must have been there when Andrew was born in the Fort in 1858. When the L.D.S. Institute of Religion was being built, the family remembered Andrew Thomson's promise, and asked the builders if they would honor that promise and not cut down the cedar (Juniper) tree. They did indeed honor the promise and so today the stately old juniper stands as a sentinel in front of the building, blending the pioneer past with the present. Andrew built his home, the neighbor to Snow Academy, of strong adobe and brick walls. When they knocked down that home to build the Institute, the walls were still strong and stalwart. A family of seven children, five boys and two girls, grew to maturity in that hocie. They were conscious of Snow Academy and nost of them became teachers. This pleased Andrew and Louise. Louise vias especially pleased because now in a belated way, her children were receiving the college education she had always dreamed about and longed for. Gradually the house across the street from Snow College became quiet. It wasn't a scene of family and friendly activity anymore. The family members now had their own homes, and Louise and Andrew were alone in the big house except for times of family visits. Andrew's health was failing and on May 1, 1922, Louise's beloved husband Andrew died. She was lonely in the home they had built. Her heart was heavy and she needed to reach out to life again. Many young people needed places to live while going to Snow College. Why couldn't she rent out some 25
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325864
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6cf9n7t/325864