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The Lund Family

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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
Format image/jpeg
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 Lund Family
Description The Lund Family Eleanor P. Madsen Professional Second Place Short Story Mathilda Emilia Lund was just ten years old that January 6, 1896. How proud and happy she was being permitted to sit with her mother and two sisters in the Union Hall in Mt. Pleasant that day. Almost everyone in town had come to the Hall to celebrate. The sweet voice of the little girl had blended with many others as they sang -Utah We Love Thee." Later, they had bowed their heads in prayer and gratitude that Utah had now been admitted to the Union as the 45th State. Mathilda Emilia had listened thoughtfully as her father, C.N. Lund, told about the proclamation issued by President Grover Cleveland making Utah a state. C.N. Lund had been a member of the Constitutional Convention which had convened in Salt Lake City on several occasions to frame a Constitution for the state. After seven tries it was now to be accepted. Mathilda Emilia felt the enthusiasm of her father as he said. "What a glorious day! a joyful day for Utah, a day people have watted for and prayed for for many long years!" She didn't understand the part about polygamy and the Manifesto but knew it had something to do with Utah finally becoming a state. Another speaker that day was Attorney A.G. Sutherland. Mathilda Emilia didn't understand all he said. She was getting tired and her eyes reverted to the flags and bunting around the room. She counted each star and stripe in some of the flags. There weren't 45 stars. She guessed they would have to make a new flag and add the 45th star. This was the beginning of 1896 for Mathilda Emilia-a memorable day. Many more things were to transpire in that year that would make lasting impressions in her life. January 13, 1896. was a joyous day. It was her father's 50th birthday anniversary and his home was filled with friends and relatives who had come to wish him well. He was an important figure In the 119
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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 326777
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1/326777