Cows Come Home To Manti

Published on July 02, 2011 at 11:15PM

(MANTI)-Saturday, as Manti commenced its Independence Day weekend activities, ranchers from throughout south central Utah descended upon the Temple View Lodge property to watch the region’s cows make their pilgrimage to the east mountains for winter.

The festivities were emceed by Mid-Utah Radio’s own Larry Masco while local ranchers Steve Frischneckht and Jay Olsen provided cowboy poetry and a historical analysis on ranching and cow herding in the West, respectively.

Additionally, the Richfield-based musical group, the Durfees, provided entertainment for the crowd, which numbered about 75 people, while newly crowned Miss Manti Audrie Naylor offered a few remarks on what she had learned about agriculture.

Agriculture’s importance was a trademark of all speakers at the event as they reiterated its value to both the U.S. and world population at large, stressing the need to educate our youth on how indispensable it is to the worldwide economy at large.

Around 8:20 a.m. MDT Saturday, several hundred cows made their way past Temple View Lodge en route to Manti Canyon where they will now be for the remainder of the summer and through the autumn and winter seasons.

Independence Day activities in Manti will resume Monday.