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The Rasmussens in 1896

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6m043j1
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326790
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1

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Title The Rasmussens in 1896
Description The Rasmussens in 1896 Esther R. Christensen Senior Honorable Mention Personal Recollection Bits and pieces of history gleaned from an old graduation program and a first grade-school picture reveal some interesting facts about the lives of Daniel and Anne Jane (Jennie) Jorgensen Rasmussen. The couple were prominent residents of Mt. Pleasant. Utah, and as teachers in the community schools had a profound influence on the lives of many students and others in the city and surrounding area. First Graduating Class from BYU Academy 1896. Graduates • Daniel Rasmussen. Joseph W. Booth, Grace Brimhall, Jenette Findlay, Elsie Christensen, Emil Maeser. Daniel's history says. "Daniel was the first Mt. Pleasant student to attend the Brigham Young Academy four years--1892-1896 and the first Sanpeter to receive the degree Bachelor of Pedagogy, with six classmates: Irene Mendenhall, Wilford Booth. Grace Brimhall, Elsie Christensen, Emil Maeser and Jeanette Findlay. The school soon eliminated that degree. Working for additional credits he received his Bachelor of Arts degree with the class of 1916." The unique graduation program for May 19, 1896, is really precious to the family as it lets them know that Daniel was Vice President, gave the Class Humor at the graduation, and served on the invitation committee. Jennie was playing an important part in Mt. Pleasant history at this time. As a teacher, she had the distinction of leading the beginner's class as they marched into the new Hamilton School, just completed in 1896. Her room was on the northeast corner of the building on the first floor. In the accompanying picture, the picture of the little girl pasted 14
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326658
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1/326658