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My Grandparents

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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 My Grandparents
Description She said the floor accommodated six squares of dancers After watching the dancers for a time. Grandma Eunice Ann lay down on a bench and sleep took over until her father shook her awake time to go home The Mormon Battalion's first reunion ended with happy memories. All the folks going south formed a wagon train. Eunice Ann remembered going up Salt Creek Canyon. Theirs was the front wagon Willows had grown tall along the creek road. Someone had built a log cabin in a clearing near the top of the canyon As they rounded the trees/willows, they came upon an unexpected scene. Indians knew they were coming and that they were Mormons, because the Mormon men were told to wear their hair dutch-cut It seemed there were Indians everywhere James Polly said afterwards that as the Indians came toward them, he glanced back at his daughter, her face was white from fright The Indians wanted flour, bread and other foods from the travelers. They even demanded tobacco James Polly, followed by a large group of Indians, went in search of someone who had tobacco. Finally they came to an elderly woman from the old country who said that she had a little tobacco This she divided with the Indians Now they were content and permitted the wagons to move ahead into Sanpete. Grandpa bought twenty acres of farmland north of Sterling, clearing the land, and making fences using no wire or nails, but utilizing plentiful cedar posts to each post hole which he dug. He then cut oak cross-pieces to hold the long aspen poles he hauled from the canyon The rocks picked from his farmland were laid underneath each panel offence. Often when he felt his oxen were tired from their day's work, he would leave them at the farm and walk home to Manti. Next morning he would walk back to his work at the farm. Occasionally, Chief Aropene was hosted by Grandpa as the Indian didn't want to climb the hills to the Indian camp In 1872 the first deeds were issued in Sanpete County, and Grandpa Peter became the owner of his half block Now he owned his own home Grandma remembered after everyone had left the house she would sweep dirt floors very smooth, and then design a pattern in the dust which was destroyed when the family came home. People who dealt with Grandpa always said, "Peter Munk's word was as good as his bond," and folks loved and trusted him He was a good worker and loved the church and the gospel He lived its teachings all his life They became a part of him. At one time his daughter May was given the opportunity to become the president of a women's club (1896) here in Manti May answered that she couldn't accept the position unless she asked her father. He said, "We came across the ocean, across the United States to Utah and then to Manti because of our beliefs and our religion. We expect you to honor what we have done " Thus May said. "No", and spent her life raising 42
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326292
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326292