Early Public Building in Manti

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 20
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1988
Type Text
Format application/pdf
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 325053
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Title Early Public Building in Manti
Description "There was no bathroom at all. In fact we didn't even have running water in the house." "Oh then you had to pump your water. " " No, Mathew. Mt. Pleasant was a little ahead of some farming areas. The leaders had worked it out so we had a water system. Water was collected in a reservoir east of the town and then piped to each of our lots. We had what we cal led a hydrant near our house. We would turn a tap and fill a bucket. We would stand. There was a bench where we could wash in a basin or get a drink with a large dipper. " "Didn' t people in olden times take a bath then?" "Why, of course. But it was very different from things now. Every Saturday was bath night. We brought into the kitchen buckets and buckets of water from the outside. We filled the special water reservoir that was part of the stove. Then we brought in our kidney-shaped copper boiler, filled it and put it on the stove to heat. While the water was heating we would bring in one of our galvanized, round washtubs. We' d pour water into the tub and get it at the right temperature then take turns using the tub for our bath. All we could do was sit in the tub with our legs curled up and wash ourselves. My brother and I used the same water. Mom and dad their baths. " "Oh, Grandpa, I just thought of something. If there was no bathroom what would you do if you really had to go to the bathroom?" "Well, that is another story. You see we had a little outside toilet built a distance from the house. It had two seats. We used Sears Roebuck catalogues for toilet paper. " i*
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Identifier 077_Early Public Building in Manti.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 20
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324957
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