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
Holding Institution 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 When they reached Wyoming, it was necessary to ferry the loaded wagons and the cattle across the Green River. The cattle stampeded. Men and the cattle were swept overboard, and six men drowned. Andrew Syndergard. who was a good swimmer, was given credit for saving several men. When the group reached the end of the railroad at Crow Creek, it was a tent city. It is now Cheyenne, Wyoming. Manti railroad workers and engineers lived in this tent city. It is said that hundreds of thousands of horses were used and some were very abused in building the railroad; a tremendous feat. The young men camped near Crow Creek and waited for me train that would bring the saints to the terminal where they could meet. There they would begin the journey home to Utah, a new home for the new saints. Some of these saints had relatives who were already living in Mt. Pleasant It would be good to see them. They would find a place in the church. This would he a new life for all these who had left their homes in Denmark. This would be their chance to own land and to work to build homes, churches and temples and to live as Latter-Day Saints in the Promised Land. They were ready for the new life in America. They could have free land and a new chance in life. In late fall of 1865. they arrived back in Mt. Pleasant, on Pleasant creek. They were greeted by brass bands, and a group of children sang songs of joy for them. The families of the young men who drowned were told of the death of these loved ones, and they were saddened by the loss of these fine young men. The new saints would be welcome in Sanpete Valley, and (hose who took pair in this long trip, both to the Mt. Pleasant men who traveled so far and to the saints whom they met at the railroad terminal in Wyoming, and all who saw Cheyenne as a tent city so long ago. 1 would like to tell them that it became the capitol city in Wyoming and the county-seat of Laramie County. Frontier Days in July have become world famous. Today, in my home in Cheyenne. I read the morning paper, The Wyoming Eagle. It said that on this date in August, 1891. there was a group of Mormon converts, about 300 people, who stopped in Cheyenne to get off the west-bound train to buy food and other necessities. Before they were allowed back on the train, they had to show their passports. They did not want others who had not paid their fares to join the group. The article said that this was the last large group of Mormon converts to pass through Cheyenne. After that, they came in small groups and in 9
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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 326088
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