||I can't help thinking that the teaching and example of Elisha's parents had a lasting effect in his life He stated that they raised the family to work and taught them good morals and honesty, never suffering them to keep bad company He followed their teachings and became a man of great value to his community, family and church He was in Sanpete only five years, but he made a difference with his industrous leadership and hard work There stands a lovely monument in Fairview to honor the founding fathers Elisha's and James's names, among others, are carved in the stone as a lasting tribute of their faithful service to Sanpete Yes, he was quite a man! Sources History of Elisha Jones. History of James Naylor Jones. Junior FROM THEN TO NOW...A STORY OF GRANDFATHERS Sherry Savage Non Professional Second Place Short Story As I was growing up, I tried to spend as much time as possible in Ephraim. We had a neighbor in Orem who was from New York, and every time he heard that we were going to Ephraim he'd ask, "Hey, what's in Ephraim?" So what was in Ephraim? How could I explain to someone from New York how special Ephraim was? My wonderful "nana and gramp" lived there, and I'd heard such fun stories from my mom about her growing up there, but what else1 Why did 1, as a little girl and up until now. love Ephraim? I've decided it's because of my personal history: because my grandparents were among those strong wonderful pioneers who began Ephraim, because Ephraim belongs to me in a sense It's where our roots are, even those of us who did not have the privilege of growing up here full time. Well begin our history of Ephraim with my great-great-grandfather Christian A. Larsen He was born in Denmark on March 6.1836, the eldest of five children When he was sixteen, he and his family came to America They somehow got to Kansas City, Missouri, where they joined the Hans Peter Olsen Co . composed of 550 people and 69 wagons drawn by oxen and cattle, and started west Their trek across the plains was beset with many hardships But two years later they finally arrived in Salt Lake City. Christian, being the eldest, had to go to work for Brother Erastus Snow, who converted him to the Mormon Church Sometime later Brigham Young sent Christian and his family to Fort Ephraim, which was nothing more than a stockade composed of a few crude log cabins and mud huts huddled together inside a wall for protection from the Indians.