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Uncle Henry returns from the dead / Rose Marie Reynolds, 1984 October 21

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 5 Item 1.5.0.29.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Rose Marie Reynolds, who collected information from Sharon Zollinger Reynolds. Adapted from a manuscript by Henry Moroni Zollinger, Rose's great-uncle; a publication gives a different adaptation. Story recounts how he is electrocuted, thought dead, and revived. He reports meetings with his guardian angel, dead family and relatives, and unborn children; he returns with understanding about agency and progress, warnings about faith, predictions...
Dates: Other: 1984 October 21

Unusual ancestral conversion / Jack H. Hill, undated

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 6 Item 1.6.9.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Jack H. Hill, who heard the story from his mother, who collected information from her ancestral histories. Story recounts how Jack's ancestor is converted to Mormonism after her father breaks into tongues during family prayer. Her conversion ends her betrothal to a young man, and this in turn leads her to a deep coma and nearly to a live burial.
Dates: Other: undated

Valerie Hall untitled legend about the Manti Temple, 1970

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 3 Sub-Series 2 Item 1.3.2.10.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Valerie Hall, who cites a Manti Temple Visitor's Center guide. Story recounts how the Manti Temple gets its water supply from a spring which emerged after prayer from otherwise very dry rock.
Dates: Other: 1970

Virgin Mary / Joanna Firmage, 2002 January 29

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 11 Item 1.11.0.3.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Joanna Firmage, who collected information from Jordan Harmon. Story recounts how a woman acquaintance of the informant finds the Virgin Mary in her front yard, calling her.
Dates: Other: 2002 January 29

Wagon tracks / Don Bryner, 1970 December

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 3 Sub-Series 1 Item 1.3.1.10.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Don Bryner. Story recounts how Don's great-grandfather prays when lost in a canyon, and mysterious wagons in the night leave tracks to show the way.
Dates: Other: 1970 December

Was she dead? / Melody Martin, 1965 September

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Identifier: FA 2 Item 1.0.10.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Melody Martin, who collected information from Arnie Arterie, whose great-grandmother was the woman in the story. In the story, a woman dies, but then sits up in her coffin alive and speaks during the eulogy.
Dates: Other: 1965 September

Water going up hill / Chris Edwards, 1989 March 4

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 3 Sub-Series 2 Item 1.3.2.30.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Chris Edwards, who collected information from John Wadsworth. Story recounts how the canal that brings irrigation water to Hurricane, Utah, could only be built with an uphill section, but the water gets through.
Dates: Other: 1989 March 4

Who to marry / Ruth Riddle, 1976 February 3

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 3 Sub-Series 2 Item 1.3.2.3.2
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Ruth Riddle, who collected information from Corinne Airola. Story recounts how a couple are dating but pray about getting married and feel that they shouldn't. The girl immediately receives a letter from another man who says he knows by revelation that she should marry him.
Dates: Other: 1976 February 3

Why two spires on the Assembly Hall have flat tips / Sarah Cannon, 1997 June 24

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Identifier: FA 2 Item 1.0.40.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University folklore student Sarah Cannon, who heard the story from a male acquaintance about 1995. In the story when two of twelve apostles apostatized, the tip fell off of two of the twelve spires on the building.
Dates: Other: 1997 June 24

William M. Morris untitled legend about a conversion, 1961 May 12

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Identifier: FA 2 Series 3 Sub-Series 7 Item 1.3.7.2.1
Scope and Contents note Report by Brigham Young University anthropology student William M. Morris, who collected information from Steve Case. Story recounts how a young couple decide to be baptized, based on a vision received by one and parallel feelings when they pray about it separately.
Dates: Other: 1961 May 12