Settlement of Sanpitch River Basin

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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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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Settlement of Sanpitch River Basin
Description publication. Perhaps Paul's letter to the Ephesians, said it best where he said they were "no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens " Perhaps that would be the best identity of them all. 1. Personal interview with Mrs. Maggie Sorensen 2 March 1977 2 Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22.p. 125 "Silence in a Winter Evening" 3. Saga of the Sanpitch, Vol. 23, p. 55 "A Journeying Forward" 4. Personal Journal. 22 June 1988 5. Manti Temple Centennial Committee. The Manti Temple Community Press, Provo. Utah p. 22 7.EEphesians 2:l9 SETTLEMENT OF SANPITCH RIVER BASIN Robert D Nielson Professional Second Place Historical Essay The Sanpitch River, named by the native Paiute Indians, was an important watershed. It was the main source of water for the entire Sanpete Valley The availability of the water from this river was one of the major factors attracting the pioneers to settle in the valley. This report is about the entire watershed and the environment as it existed before 1925. The Sanpitch River was over 50 miles long from its upper northern origin at the summit of the Wasatch Plateau to its confluence with the Sevier River near Gunnison. Us course was varied and its flow erratic, depending on winter storms and snow melt. There were broad areas called the "swamps" where there was low stream flow. The main swamp was as much as two miles wide and extended northerly for ten miles above the narrows near what is now Manti. The swamp supported dense growth of sedges, bulrushes and grasses on the muck soils built up over many years. It provided excellent pasturage for grazing animals after the water receded from the spring flooding. During the flooded period, October to June, and before and after the cold, icy winter, migrating waterfowl were seasonal occupants en route to and from their winter habitats. 126
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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 326472
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