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 What courage his wife had when the Indian Chief demanded their baby as a peace offering and symbol of trust, of his faith in their word, and to show that he trusted them. What obedience had taught them through the past years, what pathos in the agony that those dear ones went through as they prayed for the safe return of their beautiful, brown eyed boy! What rejoicing and thanksgiving by all when they did return him very dirty, but unharmed! Could I, could you have given one of your dearly loved ones to a Savage, regardless of the safety and welfare of the Saints? From then on, the Indians did keep their word to Father Morley because he had trusted them, they lost no more of their precious animals by theft and very few were taken by the Indians after this that were. frozen, either, but before this time they even took those for food in this terrible winter! They fought for their lives again in the spring. Unaware that they had dug their homes (dugouts) in a veritable rattlesnake den, or dens! Many anxious nights . were spent killing these terrible, hissing enemies! They found them everywhere and as many as -thirty were killed each night by each man, but not one man, woman or child was bitten! My great grandfather was an unassuming, but very talented man. In the book The Church in Action, it tells how fair and honest he was and how this Sanpitch family called him "Father Morley" because he was in every deed and every act a Father to them. Because of this great respect for his council and advice, they prospered in the face of all these tribulations! Because of their love for him, he was given the distinct privilege of naming this loved settlement and he took the name "Manti" from the Book of Mormon. How they prospered and grew! One of the first community buildings was, of course, a school house and many wonderful things were taught there. My gratitude goes to them and to all you who have followed after that have done things for furthering education right from the start here in our area and also in our state! Isaac was active in all civic ways as well as being a zealous promoter of the Gospel. While serving as President of the Stake of Deseret, or the Sanpitch or Sanpete area as it is known today, he also was a member 25
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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 326009
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s67p8wh3/326009