Manti's River Lane

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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 Manti's River Lane
Description alone down the highway, across the river bridge, and on the River Lane to his home in Manti Another interesting fact about the area of the River Lane is how Dodge Canyon received its name Augustus Dodge was a scout for the group of pioneers trying to reach Manti This party had reached the head of Salt Creek Canyon when a freak snow storm stopped them They were in desperate straits when Gus Dodge and an Indian Scout named Tabanaw started out on snow shoes to get help from the settlers of Manti Dodge made it as far as Sanpitch River He had broken one of his snow shoes someplace along the trek. Struggling for miles, walking with only one shoe, exhausted, bloody and unable to go on, he sent his Indian friend on to Manti for the necessary help. In his honor the canyon was named. Twice a day my father rode "over the river" and (raveled the River Lane to feed our cattle. It was always fun to ride along on the wagon during the summer, but during the winter I never wanted to go due to the freezing cold. In my mind I am still able to enjoy the fresh clean air, feel the peace and quiet of the summer day. smell the fragrance of newly mown hay, see the milling sheep herds being separated before going to pasture on the West mountains Often I hear the song of the birds, but nothing like the trill of the meadow lark as it seems to say, "Sanpete a pretty little place. " A romantic at heart I think the River Lane is still a wonderful road and fun to travel remembering yesteryear Manti History -1958 -by Fannie Kenner Anderson and Andrew Jackson Judd. Merrill Maylett; Manti, Utah Author's personal remembrances 88
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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 326597
Reference URL