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The Old Wagon Wheels Rolled On

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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
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 The Old Wagon Wheels Rolled On
Description We sped toward home on the sweeping curve into Ephraim. I started to become a little annoyed with the "Sunday Driver" in front of me I had to slow down to 25 mph. As 1 passed the older model "touring car," I glanced to see Aunt Beth and Uncle Clifford out for a "Sunday Afternoon Drive." A Sanpete tradition still lives! THE OLD WAGON WHEELS ROLLED ON Lillian H. Fox First Place Professional Historical Essay 1 have read many pages of history pertaining to the settlement of Sanpete County, but this year, because of a family reunion, my attention was drawn to the Sanpeters who crossed over the mountains and helped settle Emery County, often called Castle Valley Many of these people used the old wagons that had rolled them into Sanpete for this new adventure. in 1849, the first white settlers arrived in Manti In July 1850, President Brigham Young made his first visit to Manti He gave the new community its name and also named the surrounding area Sanpete The Sanpete boundry lines were indefinite and included what is now Sanpete, Emery. Carbon, and Grand Counties For twenty-one years (1850-1871), this entire area was under the auspices of the Sanpete Stake of Zion. People were encouraged to move out and homestead the land Traveling over the high mountain range into Castte Valley was a problem Building dugways and shoveling snow on a road which was little more than wagon tracks was dangerous The mountain passes were so steep that the travelers were obliged to hang heavy logs on the upper sides of their wagons to keep them from tipping over At times they hitched a yoke of oxen onto the rear of the wagons to hold (hem 92
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Identifier 102_The Old Wagon Wheels Rolled On.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326628
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82/326628