Clarion, Utah

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 17
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
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Title Clarion, Utah
Description CLARION, UTAH Conrad Frischknecht 12225 Shady Wood Lane SW Tacoma, WA 98498 Non-Professional Division First Place Historical Essay Early in this century, large numbers of Jews driven from Russia by pogroms and fleeing from eastern European cities settled in the eastern United States. They found work as pushcart vendors, small storekeepers or piece workers for long hours at poor pay and lived in tuberculosis-breeding tenements. Associations existed to help steer Jews from the eastern seaboard cities to other parts of the country ,1 At the same time many immigrants began to dream of the soil. A well-traveled student of agriculture at Pennsylvania State College by the name of Benjamin Brown wro t e an article whi ch ap^e are d m east em newspapers and in which he extolled the life of the farmer as being ideal-deriving an honorable living from the soil, a partner with nature, ^rown knew prosperous, happy farmers. "Far vuss nit mir?" Why not we Jews too? On January 10, 1910, some 150 Jews from Philadelphia and New York organized the Jewish Agricultural and Colonial Association and chose Brown as president. The membership fee was $350; many had to borrow the sum and others did not make their contributions. New Mexico and Utah to find a site for a new colony. The one chosen--it had to he virgin soil--was on an alluvial bench seven miles southwest of Gunnison, Utah and west ox the Sevxer xivsr, _he cnoice fulfilled several requirements: land was cheaper in the West than in the ^ast; the site was too far from ^lew York to make giving up and returning home easy; it was not a place where farmers could turn to being hotel keepers; the State of Utah promised an irrigation system (Piute Reservoir Project) that 44
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Date Created 2005-02-23
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