Utah We Love Thee

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
Type Text
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Language eng
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Utah We Love Thee
Description Utah We Love Thee Louise B. Johansen Senior Second Place Poetry I wasn't yet born in Utah, one hundred years ago. Or in the town of Mt. Pleasant, where abundant blessings flow. But my Grandma Clark was born there, in 1862. She told me about Utah's statehood, and other happenings, too. In 1896, Grandma had her eighth child so dear, When at last women could vote, she cast her ballot every year. Her husband was city councilman, and owned a furniture store. Many businesses were doing well: hotels, bank, post office, and more. Mt. Pleasant seemed to flourish, with the territory's very best school; The bond issued in 1896. insured they adhere to the Golden Rule. The city entered a contract with Mt. Pleasant Electric Light, The power was greatly enjoyed, but turned off at 11:00 each night. James Larsen owned the first washing machine, but when he plugged it in. The whole city was without power; he shook his head with a grin. Hogs were a nuisance at the cemetery, rooting up graves with their snouts So a lumber fence was erected, to keep those scoundrels out. But the hogs were sorely needed, for head cheese and scrumptious pies; They also made good disposals, when stomachs were smaller than eyes. N.S. Nielson was the Mayor, and did his very best: Coal and water were very plentiful, and Sunday a day of rest. Our forefathers gave thanks to the giver of all. For this good old state, they answered the call. I'm happy to celebrate our Centennial this year. Utah we love thee, our home held so dear! 2
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326655
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