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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 into the future. Planting in the spring, harvesting in the fall, then traveling during the intervals, painting houses and signs. He continually used his literary skills in writing essays and poetry. In 1865, a call came for CCA to again serve a mission in Norway. He accepted, even though he had three children under six years of age. He gave each family member a blessing before departing. Once again he served as Mission President and taught members the English language. He received permission to renew his painting skills by painting portraits, and was pleased with the results. He attended an art school under a talented instructor, Philip Barlog. This experience had a pivotal influence on his future. During this period he developed a confidence that he could go beyond house and decorative painting. Elise managed the home and farm and survived the Black Hawk War while he was away. When he returned, he brought Elise's' mother and stepfather to live near them. Eleven years following CCA's marriage to Elise, he married Maren Peterson in polygamy. She was a twenty-three year old Norwegian convert who had come in the Christian Christensen Handcart Company. She was living in poor circumstances in Ephraim. When Elise saw the conditions, she invited her to live with them. The marriage was performed in the Endowment House, 30 November 1868. He and Maren had five children. CCA worked in various places to support his family. He joined the laborers preparing for the Transcontinental Pacific Railroad in Echo Canyon. He painted banners for the Deseret Sunday School and Relief Society which were used in parades or on other occasions. He added to his repertoire the painting of coffins, 97
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Identifier 107_Carl Christian Anton Christensen.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326399
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326399