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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
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326508
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Title Andrew
Description brothers then went to work supplying themselves with hay, building houses, and preparing for the winter. On December 26, Andrew married Johannah Anderson, a young girl from Sweden.3 (She later refused consent for Andrew to marry into polygamy, and he graciously accepted her decision.) In February of 1859 he, along with his brothers, two brothers-in-law, and some other Scandinavians, was called to settle a new community a few miles further north. Thus another adventure began. Soon after the men arrived at the future town site, they built a fort for protection from the sometimes marauding Indians About May 12 they returned to Ephraim to bring their families to the new settlement. Later a second fort was built directly north of the first one. Mads and Andrew erected a log house on Andrew's lot north of the fort. The roof of the house consisted of Pigeon Hollow flax, with a heavy coat of dirt placed on top of the flax. The flax had been intended for the manufacture of thread, but the quality proved to be inferior and the experiment considered a failure.4 In the early 1860s many-Andrew among them-felt they could better farm their land if they had some horses. So he purchased a span of fine horses, used them for plowing, and eventually made a trip to Salt Lake. Not long after his arrival there, he was notified by an officer that his horses belonged to the government. After disposing of his toad, he and the horses were taken to Camp Douglas where Andrew was closely questioned as to how he had acquired the animals. He was released, but his horses were confiscated as the party from whom he had purchased them was not the rightful owner. Andrew had to walk back to the city and make arrangements to have his wagon returned to Mt. Pleasant. Andrew was not the only one who had purchased animals from the horse trader; others who had dealt with him and heard of Andrew's plight, hurriedly left for home, traveling by night so they would not be apprehended- It was later learned that the horses had 85
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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 326387
Reference URL