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 perseverance?!! When Isaac was sent, in the midst of the cruel winter of '49 as the head of the sixty brave families that came with him to the Sanpitch Valley, he asked for men who would keep the Sabbath day holy. When President Brigham Young asked him what kind of men he would prefer, he told him also that he wanted men who would not profane the holy name of God! There were those that smiled at this in those days too, but how wise he was, for can a man curse God and be loyal and worship Him in the same breath? We have all read of the trials of this suffering company of Saints. Their privations and acute sufferings will ever make us grateful to them. As they braved their slow way to this beautiful Sanpitch Valley, were they asking themselves, "What is there in this for me, or why am I here?"-No! indeed they knew why they had become members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! Do all of us know today? We of his large polygamous family know how food was rationed and divided with their Indian neighbors, shorting their rations to the extent that many of our own and many others, too, gave their lives here, perished as a result of the cold and hunger! When I visit his grave in the beautiful and well ordered Manti cemetery, here he also rests in the shadow of the most beautiful and most meaningful of all God's holy Temples. Here in times of solitude and sweet renewing, I pause and bow my head again in reverence and with a humble, grateful heart. Recently I took his record, my geneology sheets to a class I was teaching. I hung them all around the room consecutively and in a straight line. "Why have you hung all those papers around the room?" the boys and girls asked, a little skeptical, of course. "Have we not been studying the effect that one act, of one person can have on the lives of many, whether it be a good act or a bad act?" "Yes," they chorused. They were indeed surprised to learn that these, all these hundreds of names were the result of one act, by one man, Isaac Morley, bringing the gift of the Gospel to all these people over a hundred years ago! Of course, we have added names since then getting many from our Reorganized relatives who had started coming to our Morley reunions before they were discontinued. 24
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 1
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326008
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s67p8wh3/326008