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Romance by Firelight

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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
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6qr4v82
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326649
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82

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Title Romance by Firelight
Description organized a handcart company known as the "Christian Christiansen Company" (Karen Marie's father). The weary travelers moved along slowly every day, stopping only long enough to eat and sleep They caught up with Johnson's Army along the way. One surprising thing was that the Army assisted them by providing them with an ox which they slaughtered and shared. This food helped sustain them along the way. They were afraid of the Indians, but found cause to be grateful to them as a group of Indians helped them to cross the river They later learned that when Johnson's Army came to the same stream and became bogged down with their heavy wagons and artillery, the nice friendly Indians stole the Army's horses. The company arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on September 13, 1857. Karen Marie was an only child and had been given many advantages in education in Denmark. However, after the family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it became very difficult for her to continue her schooling. Her friends scorned her, called her names, tripped and ostracized her until she was forced to leave her classes She was taught at home and she learned to speak and read English She continued to write in Danish. Karen had an interest in music and cultivated the skill of singing and playing the organ. She often led the singing as the missionaries conducted their cottage meetings. They were in the Salt Lake valley for a short time before their eventful trip to Ephraim During this time, Karen was pressured with many opportunities for plural marriage. After Karen and Morten's marriage, Brigham Young called them to help colonize the new community of Mount Pleasant Morten assisted in the building of a fort on the banks of the Sanpitch Their 74
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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 326606
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82/326606