Heritage Happenings

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 01
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1969
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s67p8wh3
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 326017
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s67p8wh3

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Title Heritage Happenings
Description through the long years since the humble beginnings here. How the Saints thrilled in those days too, even during the worst of their sufferings, knowing that the work of the Lord could not be stopped by man! Some of my own died, gave their lives that they night prove this to the world that they, from a humble beginning, could worship according to the dictates of their own minds, and the promptings of their Father in Heaven and made it possible for me and mine to do this too, in these latter days! How this frail, little, three times great grandmother of mine must have worried and anguished at the many threatnings and times spent in jail by her dear son. She knew of the times he offered his life to the mob, if they would take him instead of the Prophet. Surely this brought her much anxiety and distress! Could I, with all my blessings secured by his early participation and that of many others of my loved grand-parents, give my sons to a mob? No..., indeed I feel I could not. It has been hard enough for me to say good-bye to each of my three sons, as each left for their military duty or to fulfill missions for the Church. Isaac's mother, knowing he was a true, loyal friend of Joseph Smith also knew that he meant every vow he had taken to become a member of this church and that he would, if called upon to do so, give his life for the Prophet. As all mothers should, and most would, she stood by him through all the evil accusations and supported him in all his righteous endeavors. Another great grandfather, Andrew Hyrum Whitlock, Jr. of Ephraim knew and loved Joseph at this time, too. He was a teamster for him and also a member of the Nauvoo Legion and had many and varied experiences during this critical time. He was an interpreter of the Indian language for President Canute Peterson of Ephraim, and through this and his understanding of the red men helped to avert many unpleasant incidents. The trek across those cruel plains had not been their worst trials and hardships. No, we have evidence that the horror they endured during those first days of the Church and the shock of leaving their lovely comfortable homes and dear ones behind were much the worst and most traumatic ordeals for them! As we followed their trek as near as we could by car on our way back East, many names from these lines and many others of my decendants were common upon the markers of the common graves! 22
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Identifier 026_Heritage Happenings.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 1
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326006
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s67p8wh3/326006