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Ephraim's Four Forts

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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 Ephraim's Four Forts
Description One rainy, spring morning in 1995, a phone call brought an exciting message. The sprinkling system on Calvert Larsen's yard (165 North 100 East), was being repaired and, during the excavation the lower section of a portion of the "Big Fort" north wall was unearthed Suddenly the sun dispersed the clouds and we were permitted to examine, photograph and exclaim over the verification of the wall's location. The wall showed careful construction and was well preserved Pioneer men, women and children were deeply involved in developing, and preserving this precious valley. These were not a band of unlearned frontiersmen Their journals show intelligent, faithful, happy Saints, who had a delightful sense Excavated hole, showing wall of Ephraim's "Big Fort." -(Calvert Larsen} Chris Larsen. of humor, that lifted them above the trials of drought, frosts, grasshoppers, and Indians. Their stories should be remembered and told. Documentation and Addendum ]. The location of Behunin's dugout was identified by Alonzo) Hansen's father. He stated that it remained visible for many years. 1 Pioneer Henry Green planned to settle near Behunin. but was informed there was sufficient water for only one family, and was asked to move on. 3. Pioneer James Farmer is quoted in Soren Ross' history. His account of completing the Little Fort in one month shows the extraordinary organization of those early settlers. 4 The unidentifies pioneer is quoted in Ephriam's First One Hundred Years 1854-1954. p. 8.. 5. Hans Hansen's family arrived from Denmark and was directed by President Brigham Young to proceed south to Fort Ephraim. Upon their arrival, they placed their belongings inside the Fort, then found a secluded place, where they 59
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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 326417
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326417