The Saga of the Sanpitch is a collection of stories and poems about early settlers to the Sanpete Valley and Central Utah. From 1969 to 1998, 30 volumes of the Saga of the Sanpitch were published. A scanned copy of the entire publication has been available online for quite sometime, however, it has been fairly difficult to search.
Sanpete County Travel and Heritage Council is in the process of making all 30 volumes available in .pdf. This will allow historians and descendants to quickly search for desired information. The first 7 issues have been placed online and the remaining volumes will be posted as soon as they are converted into electronic format.
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Wow!! I can’t believe this past two weeks have gone by so quickly. We attended pageant on the first Saturday. It was a bit cool but that kept those pesky mosquitoes at bay. As always, the pageant was great. The grandkids stayed awake, awed by the the amazing scenes like the fire balls and sounds of the suffering earth as Christ is crucified, and the Christ in America scene, and of course Angel Moroni on the Temple spire!! Awesome again this year!! Congratulations to all who participated. You make these two weeks in June very special.
In June of 1849, Chief Walker and a band of Ute Indians asked Brigham Young to send colonizers to the Sanpitch Valley. They thought that the white colonizers could teach them how to till the soil and build homes. An exploring party reported to Brigham that the area was favorable to colonization. Soon, a group of 224 settlers consisting of 50 families led by Isaac Morley began the trek to the Sanpitch Valley. Read the rest of this entry »
Manti is a pioneer community of great historic significance with the beautiful LDS temple built in 1888 and over 100 century-old homes still standing. Manti’s first city hall, built in 1875, has been restored after years of volunteer work.
With interior restoration completed, the Historic City Hall now houses a tourist information center and a local museum as well as a social hall on the second floor which is used for small wedding receptions, luncheons and other civic meetings. It is the home of the Sanpete County office of economic development and tourism. The exterior of the building is now being restored with new trim around the windows. Eventually the stucco may be removed to reveal the limestone underneath. http://restoremanti.org
I saw a copy of a Sanpete County book in a Salt Lake library. The title was “Getting Together with Yesterday”. It features drawings of historic homes and buildings. I have roots in Sanpete and would like to take a tour of these buildings. As a senior citizen, I would prefer coming with a tour group. Are there any tour buses in the Salt Lake area who work with senior citizen centers in organizing tours to visit Sanpete? If so, please post on this site for my information. Thanks.