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A Sanpete Native

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1998
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326508
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s

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Title A Sanpete Native
Description I would return to walk again Tree-lined streets of my home town Pause once more by a picket gate, Admire an old house, though tumble-down A SANPETE NATIVE Linnie Findlay Professional First Place Historical Essay Since our arrival in Ephraim in 1950, I have often wondered what is required to become a native of Sanpete. And I have wondered what that quality is that would bring five people to us after our daughter gave a 2 1/2 minute talk in the Pullman Branch of the LDS Church in 1962, when it was announced she was from Ephraim. Our family were with my husband on a two week workshop in Pullman. Washington, and had met others whom we had known previously. They had greeted us briefly in a friendly manner, but the folks who came to us after our daughter spoke in that Branch all wanted to send their regards back to friends in Ephraim That experience, and others since, left me wondering about being a Sanpete native. An elusive quality, one person suggested it might be partly pride. But that didn't seem quite right It seems more like a quiet confidence, a wholeness, if you will, among the "old-timers" here, that poked fun at their own failings and at the idiosyncrasies of others, and yet generally had enough of life's goodness that they weren't diminished by these gentle jokes Personal difficulty and hardship didn't destroy that quality. Personal physical beauty or wealth didn't change that quality. It may have come partly from remembering who you are and the sacrifices made by those early pioneers who settled these valleys. It may have come from the recounting of those tales. Once someone has lived here and become acquainted with the lore and history of 122
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Identifier 132_A Sanpete Native.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326362
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326362