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A Glimpse of Fairview Through the Eyes of a Special Pioneer Woman

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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 A Glimpse of Fairview Through the Eyes of a Special Pioneer Woman
Description Social Hall or Pavilion. On may 21, 1888, Mary Ann was at the dedication of the Manti Temple. Her Relief Society sisters had made cheese from donated milk and sent to the workers on the temple. And those sisters worked many days dyeing and sewing rags to make hundreds of yards of carpet for the temple floors. She saw the coming of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad through Fairview in 1890 and appreciated the new avenues it would afford the farmers and businessmen throughout the valley. The passenger train could take folks wherever they wanted to go. She could hear the train whistle at each crossing as it went through town. She saw her daughters many handsome men and her sons marry beautiful women. Several of her children chose to stay in Fairview to raise their families. She saw beautiful grandchildren arrive and perhaps assisted with the deliveries. She received many treasured photographs from her loved ones. Frederick Christensen, brother to CCA. Christensen, lived in Fairview and was an excellent photographer. Sometimes George E. Anderson brought his portable tent gallery into each town in the county to record events. Mormon landscapes, and take portraits of the men, women, and children. Mary Ann saw Sanpete County Officials choose P.C. Jensen's farm in Fairview as the site for the County Infirmary. In 1895 she saw the large, two-story brick house constructed near the Canyon Road for the housing and caring of inmates. Mary Ann knew the manager of the Poor Farm (as the Infirmary was called), as well as some of the patients. Mary Ann was serving as Relief Society President when Utah received statehood in 1896. Otis L. Terry. Jr.. was serving as Fairview's Mayor. She may have boarded the train and traveled to Salt Lake City on July 24, 1897, to celebrate the Jubilee honoring the pioneers who came into the Valley in 1847. Her sister-in-law. Mary Jane Garlick, who lived Just across the street from her. Joined in the festivities. On June 12. 1899. Mary Ann watched in horror as a devastating fire destroyed the Fairview Co-op. the Social Hall and the Reading Room. 59
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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 326687
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1/326687