||height, was right a the edge of the pavement, and Arlo crashed into the upper limbs and rolled downward. With swift reflexive action, we who held the safety blanket moved toward the tree, just in time to catch Arlo as he rolled off the lower branches. We all collapsed into a pile. A voice from the group asked. "Is he dead?" and Arlo's scrambling body gave the only response. He ran barefoot across the school yard and hid in a ditch beside a distant road. As we hustled to reach him, he shuddered to explain that he had seen the ugliest face on earth looking out from the building interior. Scratched and bruised, he was unbroken in body, but shattered in soul, and the legend of the ledge climbers ended at that time and spot. Later inspection of the library showed that a furniture piece with a large mirror had been pushed up close to the window. Time and use wore steadily at the Hamilton School, and finally, in the early 1970s, a new building opened, and the cursed edifice was torn down. Pieces were scattered far and wide. Those who gathered mementos took with them memories of individual escapades, and myths of the curse faded away. Now, at the centennial year. Washakorte's curse has ended and blended into the history of this remnant of the Saga of the Sanpitch. Teacher and Surveyor Marilyn Fox Alexander Professional Second Place Historical Essay There's a thread which binds me to the historic tapestry of Manti. I am part of that tapestry which begins with a scene in the life of my gr-great-grandfather Jesse Williams Fox, Sr., born the son of a respectable farmer" in Jefferson County, New York. As a boy, he worked on his father's farm until 1837. When he was eighteen years old, he was sent to a -literary institution" [seminary) to acquire an education. From then until 1844- these six years he attended school and then taught school. Except in the name, there was little difference in early 19th-century seminaries and academics. Students learned grammar and literature, oratory, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, 115 Book of Mt. Pleasant. Hilda Madsen Longsdorf 1939. Hansen Family History. Malda H. Larsen 1976.