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A Pioneer Child Speaks Out

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 10
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1978
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6pz56z9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323735
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9

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Title A Pioneer Child Speaks Out
Description An angel would have heaved a sigh as this mother and her three children boarded the ship, Stavanger, waved good-bye to her ion and friends and sailed away, knowing she might never return. On board the ship, at first, the days passed quickly and well. With her undying faith and goodwill she hu S l ed herself nel p 1 ng others and ma king frnends. Everything of typhoid fever caused by stagnant drinking water. Everyone was isolated, but the disease reached Ingrid Christine and her sister Mary. Two days later Mary was dead. The grief-service. They placed the little girl in a cloth lined box and lowered her into the ocean. When the ship landed on the shores of America, among the passengers stood a lone mother with a three year old boy and Ingrid Christine who was too weak and sick from the effects of typhoid fever to stand on mother looked to the west, and although she did not know it she was about to embark on an adventure more heartbreaking and frustrating than any jungle safari has ever been. perience. They joined a company which started westward on to the extent that she was delirious, had the privilege of riding in a sick bed made in a wagonbox. One can only imagine the thoughts and feelings in the mind of Ingrid Chris-tine as she lay in her bed throughout the coinplete journe_y. 1 have drawn the conclusion from the notes she kept and from the stories she told me that she was vB^y i11 bodi1y but had a brilliant, clear mind. She vividly described to ne how the people of Chicago laughed and jeered at them. One older man in the party was carrying a sack of fat pork on his back, which the hot sun had melted, and his clothing was saturated with grease. In more ways than one she learned that society imposes insults that must be borne. During this journey westward many important events took place in America. News reached them through contact with other immegrant companies. Many groups were on their way to California or Oregon, but they camped at night along the same Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, was published, and Ingrio Christine listened to her elders discuss it w i l h great emotion. The Civil War ended, Lincoln was shot, and slavery was abolished. Then came the terrible stories of the -116-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323611
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323611