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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
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 Carl Christian Anton Christensen
Description head boards, flour boxes, blinds and the usual houses. Payment was frequently in produce. The Christensens moved to Ephraim in 1870 and immediately put their roots down deep He purchased about fifteen acres of property and, when land opened for homesteading, in 1875 he filed on 160 acres in Manasseh, west of Ephraim. He built a substantial cabin of sawed logs, a granary and corrals for cattle. (The cabin, which is still in good condition, will be moved to the Historic Square in Ephraim during 1998.) He dug ditches, cleaned and plowed his land, then planted about one hundred acres in wheat, oats, potatoes and alfalfa. The crops were good, except for drought and grasshoppers. CCA began painting on canvas, and usually did this in the attic of his home or in the granary. The income derived was meager, so he returned to "grubbing sagebrush, digging ditches and the like". With Dan Weggeland, an artist friend from Norway, he recreated incidents from the Bible and the Book of Mormon. These culminated in a scene of Joseph Smith receiving the gold plates. The paintings were on canvas pieces that were sewn together, then placed on poles that were attached to rollers. They moved vertically, to show one scene at a time. CCA delighted in giving lectures to explain each scene. In the mid-seventies, CCA began a series of paintings depicting the early history of the Latter-day Saints. This was an ambitious undertaking, as each painting was six and one-half by ten feet. These were sewn onto a backing. to be exhibited as a scroll on rollers. He created twenty-three scenes All but one of these have been preserved and are known as the "Mormon Panorama." Events from Church history had been shown in paintings from 1845, but CCA's panorama was the first to depict Joseph Smith's vision of the Father and the Son. George Manwaring, a young piano and organ 98
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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 326400
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326400