She Never Looked Back

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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
ID 326508
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Title She Never Looked Back
Description SHE NEVER LOOKED BACK Robert L. Jensen Senior First Place Historical Essay Because of her love for all mankind, this is a story that needs to be recorded about a remarkable little woman who quietly spent most of her life in Manti doing good for her family, church, and everyone she ever came in contact with. The year was 1876, and at age 24 Annie Christiansen joined the Mormon church. This, despite the fact that her father, a wealthy Darashman, was adamantly opposed to it and forbid her to ever meet with the missionaries. Right from the outset, Annie knew that the work was true and secretly met with the Elders and was baptized. Soon after her baptism the two young men received notice that their mission was completed, and they began to make preparations for the long journey back to America. Typical of many converts, Annie wanted very much to immigrate to Zion. She wanted to live and be with her new-found friends. But she wondered how could this happen? How could it possibly come about? She knew her father would vigorously object to any plan to leave, especially if he found out that she had joined the Mormons. She waited and wondered and yearned for a solution. Finally the day arrived for the departure of the ship carrying the missionaries. Quietly Annie left the house, and with only a shawl over her shoulders she walked the long distance to the docks where the ship lay at anchor. After going aboard, she soon located the Eiders and told them of her desire to travel with them back to Zion A big problem faced them, however, Annie had no money for passage. The Elders wanted very much to help her and began searching for a solution. They soon found a family willing to pay the fare for her service in helping with their children during the voyage. She was all set! 4
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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 326476
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