|REBUILDING OF THE
Mountain Meadows Association
am. Don Oborn, Bloomington Stake Service Director.. 15 volunteers from the Bloomington Stake before the start of 7
hours of tiring rock lifting.|
operator James Poet, retrieves the first of hundreds of rocks that will be needed to
cairn. Rock was donated by MMA member Kent Bylund from the Platt Ranch
4. ||Mr. Poet
readies the first rock for placement by the crane|
crane operator, prepares the first rock for placement.|
||Jay Lane, LDS
seminary teacher, with LDS project director Mark Shaffer and MMA member Lee|
Bloomington Stake member, waits with University of Utah film professor Brian Patrick and |
his wife for the placement of the first stone.
||Placing of the
first stone. The white chalk line is the outline of the future cairn to be built to
specifications of 15' in diameter, 50' in circumference, and 12' high.
placement of the first stone.|
the event. |
operator, James Poet. Use of the tractor was donated by Progressive Contractors of St.
mason, Ronnie Sims, makes final adjustments of first stone.|
||James and Bill
coordinate strategies with Ronnie. The crane was donated by Bloomington Stake member Woody
Ward and US West Communications |
||Starting up of
the crane at 7:30 am in the cool mountain air of Mountain Meadows.
volunteers prepare a rock for placement. Note the larges boulders used as a solid
foundation of the|
"stand clear" as Brian captures a close-up. |
expertly guides another rock placement.
the Day, Bill Cassity, has 35 years experience working behind the controls of a crane.
the first to arrive and the last to leave and refused to take a break for 7
last of the ravine rocks.
another rock in very carefully. Kent Bylund found out what careful means by blackening his |
middle finger nail between two rocks.
for the strong backs of the youth.|
22||. Another 3000
lbs. rock. |
youngest volunteer.(7 years old)|
3 1/2 hours. |
||5' high after
6 hours. Things are moving and taking form quickly.|
||The last 5'
feet of the cairn will be completed by the Bloomington Stake next Wednesday the 4th.