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Carl Christian Anton Christensen

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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
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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 Carl Christian Anton Christensen
Description foot. This was gratefully received and fed the company for many days En route they were preserved from a prairie fire and a collapsing sand bank. Indians were hired to assist the women and children crossing the river One birth occurred, after which the mother was allowed to ride for one day. Humorous events lifted their spirits, CCA recorded several in his journal. The entire journey captured his imagination. A group of saints from the valley met the weary, half-starved travelers about one-hundred miles from their goal They brought baked goods and fruit, a welcome gift The Christian Christensen Handcart Company arrived in Salt Lake 13 September 1857, with CCA's Danish flag waving jauntily from his handcart. This company was not greeted by the usual band and cheering crowds. The newspaper scarcely made mention of the event. The United States troops were stationed nearby, and the Saints were awaiting some action The economy was at a standstill Earning a living through painting was not an option CCA worked at various jobs and was paid with produce and adobe bricks to build a house. He and Elise moved to Cedar Valley where bis brother, Frederick, lived, who, with their Mother, had emigrated earlier. The mother died before CCA's arrival. When accord was reached with the army, CCA was able to be paid in cash for his paintings, but the worldly influence of the army disgusted him. In the spring of 1859, CCA purchased a team of oxen and an old wagon and moved to Sanpete Valley. He helped build a stone fort in Mt. Pleasant and spent some time in North Bend (Fairview). He painted scenery in Mt. Pleasant and Fairview theaters and in the newly constructed Salt Lake Theater. He earned four dollars and hour for his art work in that important building. He began a life pattern that would continue 96
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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 326398
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326398