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
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title A Glimpse of Fairview Through the Eyes of a Special Pioneer Woman
Description In 1900 she helped welcome in a new century--the 20th century! That year Mary Ann saw the handsome eight-room sandstone Fairview Public School erected at 100 North 100 East. School children would have the best of facilities as well as excellent teachers. She heard the bell on the roof that called the children in from recess and at noon, (That building now houses the Fairview Museum.) Also in 1900. a City Hall was built south of the playground. (This building now functions as the Fairview Library.) Mary Ann saw the impressive new Fairview Mercantile store being built. She saw much growth and progress in the community. Many fine houses and business establishments had been built She saw the babes that she had helped bring into the world grow-up, marry and have families of their own. The little pioneer midwife of Fairview. Mary Ann Pritchett. held the position of Belief Society president until her eyes closed in death March 5. 1901. She had served faithfully for 33 years. These are the closing remarks in a biography of Mary Ann: "Though Mary Ann was a mother of nine, she was the mother of the town. As a midwife, she assisted at times of birth. All people were hers to love and bless. When she died at 81 all Fairview lost a mother." Sources: The Other 49erd. Sanpete County Commission, 1982. Family Group Sheets. LDS Family History Center. History of Fairview. George F. Olson. Ellis D. Coombs, typescript. 1930. History of Fairview. Additional information. Allie L. Carlston. typescript. 1967. Fairview Museum of History & Art Photo Collection. 1996. Autobiography of Nancy Garlick James. Hardbound. The Utah Photographs of George Edward Anderson. Francis. Rell G.. 1979. Mary Ann Pritchett. Fairview, Utah. Courtesy Norma Vance 60
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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 326688
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