Relic Home and Blacksmith Shop

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

REMEMBER WHEN ~~~ 1975 ~ From the Alice Hafen Collection

Assorted Photos from the Alice Peel Hafen Collection

Front Row L to R:  Soren M. Nielsen, John Seely,  Don Nielsen,  Floss Nielsen, Linda Seely, 
Back:  Lou Seely, Carol Nielsen, Don Nielsen?, Nielsen
Airbase Runway, circa 1960

Mary Napier Rowe 

Emil Hafen
Son of Lizetta Ott Hafen 

Clarence Barton, Arthur Mills, Jess Ivie

The General Superintendency of the Deseret
Sunday School Union  1901 
Lorenzo Snow, Joseph A. Tanner, George Reynolds 

(On the back it says: Sheepherder Camp in the early days) 
Maybe an Hunter Camp

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

JOURNEY OF FAITH ~ Eric and Caroline Gunderson ~ Written by David R. Gunderson

With permission of David R. Gunderson, we include the following book to our blog.   I will do a few increments at a time, as I have done with the Andrew Madsen and James Monsen histories.  I will also paste the pages over to David's own blog page:
This book will be of interest to not only the Gunderson Family but also to the BrothersonEricksenPeel,   Madsen, Larsen and more.

Erick and Caroline Gunderson

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Monday, November 13, 2017


Eliza Araminta Becksteadand Orson Pratt Lee 

One of the most very special features at the Relic Home is the Display of carvings done by Orson Pratt Lee.  In this display there is a prairie schooner with oxen and pioneers at the side animals and also Indians that he handcarved.  But there is also a chain of wood that he has carved out with no seams.  It is approximately 20 feet long.  He was a very talented fellow.
The Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum also holds such a carving display by Orson Pratt Lee.

We did some research on him and this is what we found.
After he married, he moved to Marysvale.  We certainly appreciate the carving display that was given to the Mt. Pleasant Historical Association in 1924.

His obituary follows: 

Genealogy Quote

"In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we have come from."

~Alex Haley

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