Sanpete County, Utah, As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,822. Its county seat is Manti, and its largest city is Ephraim. The county was created in 1850. It was named for the Ute chief Sanpitch, which was changed to Sanpete. According to William Bright, the name comes from the Ute word saimpitsi, meaning "people of the tules".
See also Scouting in Utah.
Local History Edit
On June 14, 1849, Ute chiefs Walkara and Sowiette went to the Salt Lake Valley to ask Mormon leader Brigham Young to settle a group of his people in the valley of Sanpitch, about 125 miles (201 km) to the south. Wanting to honor their request and needing to found new settlements where the quickly-growing population of Salt Lake could expand, Brigham Young sent a party to explore the area in August of that year. It was deemed favorable to settlement, and Brigham Young called Isaac Morley and George Washington Bradley to organize about fifty families to move south and settle "San Pete."
The settlers arrived in the valley on November 19, 1849. They numbered 224 men, women, and children and were led by Isaac Morley, Charles Shumway, and Seth Taft and George Washington Bradley. After some debate, the first settlement in the valley was established on the present site of Manti, Utah.
Over the course of the 19th Century, many of the settlers came from Scandinavian countries, as documented in the Saga of the Sanpitch.
Notable Scout Units Edit
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Parks & Nature Edit
- Palisade State Park is located just outside the small town of Sterling. The park offers tent, RV, and cabin camping, along with fishing, swimming, non-motorized (and electric motor) boating, golfing, and hiking. Off highway vehicle trails are also accessible from the park.
- Yuba State Park - Recreational opportunities include camping, boating, swimming, fishing, and nearby off highway vehicle riding.
Eagles Nest Edit
Noteworthy local scouts and service projects
Charitable Organizations Edit
The following service units would greatly look forward to partnering with local scouts on providing community service
External Links Edit
- 60 Hikes within 60 Miles of Salt Lake City - pinpoints the most exceptional hikes in the area. It contains meticulous trail descriptions that range from comfortable strolls for families to difficult treks for those looking for a challenging workout. (2012)
- Hiking the Wasatch: A Hiking and Natural History Guide to the Central Wasatch - The Wasatch Mountains, with three wilderness areas and hundreds of miles of trails, offer a treasure land of outdoor opportunities within easy reach of nearly a million people. (2014)
- Wasatch Eleveners: A Hiking and Climbing Guide to the 11,000 foot Mountains of Utah's Wasatch Range - tackle some of the most beautiful and challenging peaks that the Wasatch offers.