Life of Kristina Maria Nielsen Christensen

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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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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Life of Kristina Maria Nielsen Christensen
Description would need in their new home Day after day she walked beside the wagon train, a long, slender line of moving wood and canvas slowly inching its way across the empty valleys and through the racing rivers. As she trudged silently across the blistered earth, which cracked beneath her feet, the moutains were just a dream. About the sixth day on the trail, a young man's voice broke into Kristina's thoughts: "Are you tired Kristine?" Looking up, she recognized the driver and realized in her musing, she had fallen behind her own wagon. "A little tired," she said "more hot than tired though!" The driver encouraged her to climb up on the wagon and ride a bit, as the trail was smooth and easy there. She rode for most of the afternoon listening to Lars' pleasant chatter, and dozed a bit, rousing when Lars announced, "The trail is getting rough here. The horses will need all their strength for it." Kristina stood up. "Can you make it okay? I can't stop the wagon." "Ill make it," she said, and she jumped. Her long skirt caught on the wheel of the wagon and flung her body to the ground under the heavy front wheel. As it passed over her chest she cried out. She tried to roll from beneath the wagon just as the back wheel rolled over her back and she fell into darkness. It was impossible to get medical aid for her, but she was administered to by the Elders and promised that she would be made well, go on to finish her trip to Utah, and she would live to see a great posterity. They made room for her in the wagon and cared for her through the night. The next morning at sunrise as the wagons pulled out, at the first lurch of the horses and the wagon bouncing over the rough terrain, Kristina cried out with excruciating pain and asked that they stop the wagon train. Grabbing the side of the wagon, slowly she pulled herself up. "I will walk," she said-which she did the greater part of the journey, suffering much hardship and pain, often being unable to keep up. Kristina had made the friendship of a young girl who walked with her to keep her company The scouts would ride back from time to time, to check on the girls. There was not the same fear then of Indian 77
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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 326589
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