From Pleasant Creek to Crow and Back

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1994
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326218
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Title From Pleasant Creek to Crow and Back
Description FROM PLEASANT CREEK TO CROW CREEK AND BACK Elizabeth Jacobsen Story Senior Division Third Place Essay 1 was born in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, near Pleasant Creek and lived there for twenty years. I lived in Cheyenne. Wyoming, near Crow Creek for fifty-five years. 1 have loved both places and both creeks for all my lifetime. In (the book The History of Mt. Pleasant by Hilda Madsen Longsdorf, 1 read about a trip that was made from Pleasant Creek to Crow Creek by some young men of Mt. Pleasant. It was a trip of six hundred miles there and six hundred miles back, a long trip that look almost three months and the lives of six young men from Mt. Pleasant. As the story unfolds in this history book, it tells about the church leaders sending a message to the settlement of Mt. Pleasant, in central Utah. It told of the need for forty men and several ox-drawn wagons to travel to the place where the railroad ended in Wyoming. This is now known as Cheyenne. They were to meet three hundred saints from Denmark, who would need help in traveling to Utah from where the railroad ended. They would have only their personal possessions. They had no way to buy wagons and oxen, which they would need for the six-hundred-mile trip to their destination in Utah. These young men who were chosen traveled along with either men and ox-drawn wagons from other settlements. as well. The year was 1865. it was summer time, and the Civil War was coming to an end. The work on the intercontinental railroad going west to Utah was being speeded up. This was where the railroad workers would meet up with the men who were building the tracks from California east, they would meet at Promontory Point in Utah in the year 1867. After that, it was easy for the saints from the old countries to get to Mormon country in Utah, Idaho, and Nevada; but this year it was necessity for our new converts to be met at rails' end by these men and ox-team and wagons with food and supplies which they would need on the six-hundred-mile trip west to Utah. Ox-teams were important because the long trip was much too tiring for horses. This group of young men was headed by Captain Seeley. These men from Mt. Pleasant were joined by other young men from other settlements. My great-grandfather, Ras Frandsen, was one of the men from Mt. Pleasant. Also listed were John Johnson, Christian Jensen, Conderset Rowe, Andrew Syndergard. and others. 8
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326087
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