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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
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Preface
Description Preface With events throughout Utah celebrating that great day one hundred years ago. when a new star, representing Utah as the 45th state, was added to the flag of the United States of America, we are glad to be a part of that commemoration. Mrs. Norma S.W. Barton wrote a well-researched piece on Utah Statehood including references to the celebrations that were held in Sanpete, which was published in Volume 14 of the Saga of the Sanpitch in 1982. From that article we quote: "For 45 years Mormons deliberated, petitioned, politicked and intrigued almost constantly to achieve it." Then after a brief tracing of the history of events leading up to the official proclamation signed by President Grover Cleveland on January 4, 1896, Mrs. Barton has given an outline of celebrations in both Manti and Gunnison. A number of writers in this 1996 issue of the Saga have followed the suggested theme of Utah's Centennial and we learn of celebrations in other towns in Sanpete as well. In addition to the bell ringing, the firing of guns and joyful celebrations there were well attended dances in the evening. Mrs. Barton quoted the late Jessie Wintch Jensen, who was nine years old "when Utah was admitted to the sisterhood of States. She remembers the gunners and their 45 salutes, the noise, the flags and bunting decorating the Tabernacle and Main Street, the band, the choruses and the speeches." Mrs. Barton further commented that Mrs. Jensen: "considers it a great privilege to vote in all elections." It was a time of somber and joyful celebration for those western pioneers as they gave thanks to their creator that the long hoped for "State of Utah." for which they had worked for almost 50 years had finally been achieved. For the 1997 Historical Writing Contest, the theme, Ships Sails and Ox Teams. recognizing the power that brought the first Mormon settlers to Utah one hundred and fifty years ago, has been chosen. Winning entries will be published in Volume 29 of the Saga of the Sanpitch. Rules for the contest are included in this issue. ii
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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 326752
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