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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1997
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 326649
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Title Journey
Description She joined Josh the next morning, feeling comfortable with him, although the women hail made her welcome. He was assigned to the herd, which was kept well back of the train. He walked all day with Sally Ann, leading his horse They talked and talked, telling each other of their lives. She learned he was twenty, from Kentucky, and although this train was headed for Oregon, he really wanted to go to California. He had joined this group hoping he could find a way to leave them and go further south along the way. He told her he would go clear to Oregon if he had to, and then he would make his way to California from there. She told him about going to Salt Lake City, and finally he wanted to know all about the reasons for stopping there. He told her he had heard it was a desolate place, one no one wanted. She just smiled. In the days which followed, she walked each day with him. When he had to use his horse to round up straying animals, he often took her along. The young girls in the camp teased Sally Ann about her "conquest." and she just rejoined with, "Gotta pay him back for finding me. I help him with the cattle." One day he asked her about her religion and she told him how her family had been converted and how the Church had been persecuted, and were now leaving the United States to make a new home, "in the land no one else wants. We just want to be left alone." He asked her many questions and she offered to let him read her copy of the Book of Mormon. He took it and she chided him about being able to even read. He laughed and told her his mother and seen to that. He could write and figure, too - so there. During the days following, she often saw him reading, every night on his bed roll by the light of a small candle. Many days passed, but at last they saw wagons on the north of the river. They were a day's journey in front but Josh told Sally Ann he would deliver her, assuring her they could easily catch up on his horse. Thanking everyone for their care, Sally Ann and Josh crossed the river and, riding hard, caught the wagon train before dark. How grateful everyone was that Sally Ann was safe, her father even hugging her 54
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326582
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