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
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Old Wagon Wheels Rolled On
Description He climbed around in the huge rock pile and there he found the name of his grandfather, Jens Peter Jansen 1886, carved on a rock wall (There were other names also carved on the wall, names of men who helped build the first railroad through Utah.) I am sure that this was his grandfather's name and that he carved it. Our family history tells us that he was herding sheep on the east desert in 1886 when he was eighteen years of age. His name has been there one hundred and ten years and the family did not know it was there. Dozens of stories have been written by Sanpete/Castle Valley citizens who have kinship. These stories are tucked away in journals and family histories. Collectively they would make an interesting book. I believe that my father used the old covered wagon that brought his parents into Sanpete as his "home on the range." Wheels from this old wagon were in our yard as I grew up, and until about five years ago when someone helped himself to them. They have inspired me to write the following verse Wagon Wheels Wagon wheels, wagon wheels, Rolling, rolling on, Across the plains through the sun and sleet, You laid tracks firm and deep. Wagon wheels, wagon wheels, Salt Lake City was your goal. But Brother Brigham met you there, "Roll on the Sanpete," you were told. 95
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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 326631
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