The Featherless Bird

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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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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Featherless Bird
Description requesting Statehood, so that they could better control their own destiny. Statehood did not come about until one hundred years ago on 4 January 1896. At the celebration in 1946, there were formal speeches and music, and it was a great occasion. Governor Herbert B. Maw was there and many dignitaries, and everyone was dressed in their Sunday best, and we began to feel that it would not be possible to fully comprehend all that had gone before to reach the desired goal for Utah to become a state. And I'm sure we don't. I've often thought that hind-sight is only half-sight, because we aren't aware of all that influenced events in the past. But the final speaker in the meeting was LDS Church President George Albert Smith. President Smith was a favorite with many who were not of the LDS faith, as well as with church members, and when he stood to speak, he began. "My dear Brothers and Sisters..." The feeling in the room changed from stiff formality to warmth and love. It is a feeling 1 have never forgotten. Everyone there was a friend. Not much of what was said that day is remembered after fifty years, but President Smith's all-encompassing love for his fellow-men is something that has given strength to our lives and appreciation for what it means to live in this land of the free, in Utah, the 45th state of the Union, in the years that have gone since. The Featherless Birds Eleanor P. Madsen Professional Third Place Personal Recollection Two important things happened in the lives of Charles Heber and Alice Ann Evans Bird in 1896 that had a far-reaching effect on many people in Sanpete County and other communities in the State of Utah. The first event was a move for the Bird family from Nephi to Manti, a central location for Charles' county-wide practice of dentistry. He established his office in the Tenant Building on Main Street in Manti and made a home for his family on Third East and Union Street. The house had a white picket fence in front and garden, fruit 107
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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 326772
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