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From Then to Now - A Story of Grandfathers

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 27
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1995
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s60863fm
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326335
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm

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Title From Then to Now - A Story of Grandfathers
Description known as Kane Valley east of Ephraim and another 1200 acres of meadow land west of determination that finally helped to cause his death on December 20, 1887, at 77 years of age He never thought that he should retire, and this strong sense of responsibility and determination to never give up or stop working he passed on to his son Christian Larsen, commonly known as Chris, my great-grandfather. Christian A Larsen Mariane Jensen Larsen Chris was born September 18. 1869. in Ephraim, the fourth of seven children We don't know a lot about his childhood except that he worked very hard-since his father depended on his sons to help with all his work. He did often talk about the rough untamed land where wild animals like bear, lions, cougars, and wolves could be found, and how easy it was to get venison-all they wanted because there was no wild-life control He talked about how they would lake their cattle over the mountains or high country to bring them home for winter and back over the high country again in the spring to take advantage of the good food along the way He worked very, very hard as a young man and finally decided to break away and see the world He was very independent and left with nothing from his family except one silver dollar his mother insisted he take He returned this same silver dollar to her upon his return. He knocked on many doors to find work for a meal He had many jobs in many different parts of the country until finally home began to seem like the best place to be, and, so sometime in 1893 he returned home He met and married Sarah Fredericka Soderberg, a beautiful girl with sparkling dark eyes on November 15, 1893. Chris was a very industrious young man and although he didn't go to school beyond the fourth grade he could read, write, spell and figure with those much more highly educated He acquired some property on Fourth East and Center Street where a log cabin had been built far enough back so that a larger new home could be built Chris and Sarah fixed the log cabin up and moved into it while their new home was being built It stood where the North Stake Center is now, and the little log cabin now belongs to the Robert and Dorothy Stoddard family It took two years to build the new home and two children were bom in the cabin, my grandfather Evan Chris being the second one Shortly after he was born, they moved into the new house, a new house with no water, no lights, no indoor plumbing or anything else that made life easy Still it was better than the little log cabin, and they were happy to 77
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326255
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326255