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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Activities of Father's Life Remembered by James Monsen


He was always ready and willing to answer to calls made upon him from church or state.
The first steam sawmill brought to Mt.  Pleasant was by Peter Y. Jensen.  and placed in Cedar Creek Canyon.  But before it could be placed, a road had to be constructed.  Father was the supervisor.
Father assisted in leveling of the hill where the Manti Temple now stands, after which a sawmill, called the Temple Sawmill, was placed in Twin Creek Canyon, where lumber was sawed to be used in the construction of the Temple.  the work was carried on winter and summer.  Men donating their work , with a few exceptions, who were paid temple-scrip, with which they could buy such commodities as were donated by the people.  




grew weary of going around.  That is where we boys fit in.  The  tanners were glad to have the horse ridden, to make him carry on..

The bark, when ground, was placed between the hinds in the vats, for just what purpost I never knew.  The bark was peeled from large logs in summer time, about three feet in length, then piled in ricks to dry.  From a distance it looked like ricks of cord wood.




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