The pioneer Charles Shumway family will be featured in a Daughters of Utah Pioneers-sponsored program Saturday, Nov. 17.
Shumway was a member of the company that entered the Sanpete Valley in November 1849 and established a settlement at the base of Temple Hill while snow was falling.As the company passed along the valley toward what is now Manti, Shumway's wagon crossed a small stream flowing from a nearby spring. He would later return to the site to establish a homesite at the place that is now called Shumway Springs.
Active in church and civic affairs, he served in the 1851 territorial Legislature.
Two of Shumway's descendants, Larry Shumway, principal of North Sevier High School, Salina, and Devar Shumway, a mining company executive in Blanding, will be the speakers during a program at the Manti Stake Center on Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. The program will also include music, folk dances and a skit by LaMar Williams.
The day's events will begin with a ceremony at the Pioneer Monument at the north entrance to Manti and a tour of early graves at 11 a.m. A Danish soup dinner and bake sale will follow at the Stake Center from 12 noon until 1.
Funds raised will be used for the maintenance of the pioneer Patten House. The Manti and Sterling DUP camps are co-sponsoring the event.