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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 ditch, and by the time LaVon found her, she had given up trying to get out. Her red coat was nearly covered with snow she had scratched and clawed as she tried to get up out of the ditch and over the deep windrow of snow. The late Norma WanIass Barton, wrote about her father, Paul Smith, who was shocked and angered by the cruel treatment of Sanpete Indian natives when they were moved to the Ute Indian Reservation in eastern Utah. She was a diligent researcher into many aspects of life in Sanpete county, and of people who came here to live. Her writing is tender with empathy as she wrote about a four year old who rode a horse for help for his father, when he was so small he had to be tied into the saddle.3 In a visit with Ruth Scow in 1988, she recalled many things that happened in early Manti. She remembered four trains a day going through Manti, and a "round house " She talked of early diseases, before penicillin and other modern medicines, when the best way to keep from spreading a disease was by quarantine She told of how students who were quarantined with typhoid would prepare their lessons at home, and then wear a face mask when they took their completed lessons to the teacher and turned them in through a partially raised window. Many families had illness and often a child died from the diseases that swept the country in the early part of the twentieth century. She also remembered bells ringing when the Armistice was signed and newspaper headlines were printed in Red and Blue ink.1 Jesse Fox who surveyed Manti in 1850 and did the surveying for the Manti Temple, included among his students that first school year an Indian boy who later became Chief Black Hawk. When Jesse Fox was captured by the Indians as he was working as surveyor for the state of Utah, Black Hawk freed his former teacher and appointed an honor guard to escort him to his next destination. 124
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326364
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326364