Rare Treasures from the Past

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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
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Rare Treasures from the Past
Description Ms In.' --Close the casket with a loop of my h?""d twist lasso and adorn my grave- - not with roses and carnations, but with the bloom from the western sage." RARE TREASURES FROM THE PAST Luc i11e K. All en Manti, Utah Non-Professional Division Honorable Mention Historical Essay How old these treasures are I cannot say, but his I know, they are old. We came to Manti seventeen and a half years ago. He had looked at many homes and had prayed about it. Finally we found just what we wanted, a big old home. It was called the "Hoggan Hone". After some deliberation we made it ours. We had no idea what treasures this spot held. The house is so old the nails in the floors upstairs are handmade and have square heads. I am told that square-headed nails were made before the turn of the century. The house is made of adobe. The bricks are large- ten by four by two and a half inches. The window sills are deep, upstairs, six on the ground floor and three, roughly finished, in the basement. When we arrived, the yards were strewn with trash and wood ashes. We hauled many loads of trash away; that down deep we didn't 9^t. We planted flower were the ashes had been dumped, wondering if the soil would be too rich and burn the tender pi3nts To our delight they grew and thrived and bloomed. Our treasures were appearing one by one. A p1ece ot Old scrip was dug up in the f 1ower bed. Scrip was used in the early days in the mercantile business in lieu of money. This piece was issued by J. W. Hoggan. When we ploughed the garden spot each year its yield W3s great. We gathered rocks and hauled most of them to the outnp, but some grace our rock garden with others we have found. As we worked the soil ploughing, levelling, furrowing, -94-
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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 323704
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