My Love Affair with Fairview Canyons

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 11
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1979
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323200
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Title My Love Affair with Fairview Canyons
Description - The horse trail up the North Fork was my route of travel when riding to and from home in Mt. Pleasant to my grandfather's canyon road to the ridge road leading to the north end of the Manti National Forest. The horse feed along this trail was excellent and our work horses grazed here uhen we camped at the Forks campground while we were hauling coal. - The campgrounds at the Forks and at Cold Spring just below horses, bedrolls and campfires. Most of the teamsHer5 brought hay ?ative grass, so we hobbled and belled our horses so they could find the best feed. - Water from Upper Gooseberry Reservoir gushed into the creefc near the head of the canyon. I thought how smart the Fairviaw peo- of Sanpete County. - Reaching the top of the canyon gave me a sense of achieve- Uagons hauling coal frooi the Huntington mine made up most of most were drived by men who were getting the year's supply of coal men drove their teams all night to get to the mine ahead of others campgrounds where many of them camped, visiting often lasted far The road in Fairview Canyon was a narrow single-track side-hill dugway most of the way with double-track turnouts spaced at wagons and passing became difficult. The empty wagons pulled onto the turnouts so the loaded wagons going down the canyon could have several men would lift and slide the back end of the wagon down off the road to clear it for passing. 1 well remember the thud caused finally get through the canyon. When T was very young my grandfather took me with him on coal hauling trips. He was inclined to snatch a few winks of sleep when- -30-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 11
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 323150
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