Trees, a Pioneer Legacy

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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
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Title Trees, a Pioneer Legacy
Description given rooms and served a banquet to honor many grass-root guests. They went through the parade on the pick-up truck playing their wonderful tunes. We were very proud of them. TREES, A PIONEER LEGACY' Mary Louise Seamons Non Professional First Place Historical Essay "I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree," wrote Joyce Kilmer many years ago. Like Kilmer, Mormon pioneers must have been inspired by the infinite beauty and utility of the trees they fought to nurture in the inhospitable areas of the West when they first arrived to carve homes and towns at selected sites. One of the first things Brigham Young encouraged the newly baptized members of the "Mormon" church to take with them as they emigrated from their homelands were saplings, seeds and slips from their native flora to be planted around their new homes in Zion. Many followed Young's sage advice and tenderly cared for the living sprigs, even when they faced great hardships. Many early pioneers came from countries which were heavily forested or had abundant lush vegetation, whether edible or not. Their new environments were therefore made more home-like, and the pioneers were able to grow plants that otherwise might not have been available for many years. Some of these are still evident today as we travel through small Mormon settlements in several states. Lombardy poplars were planted in many areas to provide wind breaks for homes and farms in desert-like territories. My grandfather,2 the son of Scandinavian emigrants, planted some poplars along the highway between the Hagerman Valley and what is now Mountain Home when, long before I was born, he and an associate traveled into Idaho to see Grandpa's brother and 44
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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 326496
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