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The Christian Frandsen House

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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 Christian Frandsen House
Description Frandsen often stood guard for Indians on a hill east of town, called Guard Knoll. It was a round hill with a house built on the top with little holes to look through. Here one could see all around-east, west, north, and south. One night Frandsen was on guard with three others. There was always one guard for each direction, and he said they never got sleepy. They thought of their loved ones and really kept their eyes open all night. On this particular night all was quiet and peaceful, and in the morning Frandsen said. "I'm sure glad no Indians came as my gun would not shoot." They came to find out that not one of them could have fired a shot! Another amusing incident: In the horse bam there was an oat bin built about a foot and a half from the ground. There was a nest that generally had three or four eggs in it. The children would lie flat on their stomachs to see if there was a hen on the nest before sticking their hands in. One day they saw two bright eyes that couldn't be a chicken. They thought it must be a cat, but no amount of calling "kitty, kitty, kitty" made it move. So they got some sticks and rocks to make "Mr. Something" move, but it didn't budge or make a sound. They ran and told their mother about it. She came out and looked and then called Jim Haig, a neighbor, who came with his gun. Well, after the shot everybody around the block knew what it was. for Mr. Skunk sure made a stink! Just why he was so thoughtful and polite to the children they never knew, but were ever grateful. He left his brand there For several years. Another interesting story: There was a large black currant bush by the southeast corner of the house, which made a grand playhouse as the limbs drooped over and made a nice room. One day while some of the children were playing in their playhouse, they saw some Indians coming down the road. They had heard that Indians were really afraid of sickness, so the children dashed into the house, jumped into bed, pulled the covers up to their chins, and peeked at them with one eye open. The Indians always looked through the windows before trying the door. Well, they saw the children in bed and supposed they were sick. They Jabbered and chattered in their native language for a while, then away they went! Now, having to get "sick" in such a hurry, the little ones had no time to take off their shoes, but they were very sure their mother would forgive them. And they got "well" just as quick! After living in the cozy brick house for twelve years, the family moved to Idaho. Christian Frandsen died while visiting Ephraim in 1929. 72
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Identifier 081_The Christian Frandsen House.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326766
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1/326766