The Mission Call

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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 The Mission Call
Description Our journey commenced during the Civil War. We had nothing to fear, for as we traveled through the endless miles of water, we were protected by American ships. The owners of the ship we traveled in even gave us special rates because of the war. We settled in Somersville, California, a town about forty miles from San Francisco. Father and 1 worked in the coal mines in order to earn enough to make our way to Utah to be united with the saints. Many times I had to work in the mines without my father. As a young lad of only fifteen, I was thrown into a company of those who drank, smoked, gambled and swore endlessly. I believed this church was true- I chose not to fall prey to the temptations around me and did not become a participant. During Father's absence, an epidemic broke out in San Francisco, name unknown. Most children who caught this disease died within twenty-four hours. My brother Charles, who was only nine, caught the disease and soon died. Father had had enough It was time to move on to Utah. We left our home because we could neither sell it nor bring it with us. By team we went to Los Angeles, then San Bernardino, and finally to Las Vegas, Nevada. The rattlesnakes were so bad there that we often had to turn off the roads for them. Once in the 'Muddy Mission,' Father discovered a missionary friend from Australia. We were invited to move into one of the homes that had been left vacant at the fort. It was very difficult to make a living there, but we worked hard in order to survive. After three yeas of residing there, our boundaries were redrawn by government officials. We were suddenly placed into the State of Nevada. Officials demanded back taxes, but we didn't have the means to pay them. When President Young heard of our situation, he advised us to move back into Utah. 105
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Identifier 115_The Mission Call.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326489
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