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Sanpete Oolite

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 23
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1991
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6sq8xj8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324501
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sq8xj8

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Title Sanpete Oolite
Description T held and turned the drill with both hands, arras outstretched so the drill was as far from my body as possible. Gid and Mads alternately raised heavy hammers above their heads and delivered blows to the drill. I then swabbed out the hole. When it was clear, we poured in black powder, Then we added more powder and finally tamped dirt down care was taken to know whether all the shots had exploded. The blasted materials were loaded by hand into one-horse dump carts. Thecartswere driven up a nearby hill, backed to the edge and dumped. Oolite is composed of rounded particles of calcite cemented together. It has an exceptionally beautiful creamy-white color, especially when polished. The Parrys themselves, with a few helpers, prepared the oolite for shipment. The stone occurred in layers were cut and loaded onto wagons by derricks for transport to the D&RG siding, where other derricks loaded the blocks cubes'were sawed into manageable building blocks. The two inost conspicuous oolite buildings in Salt Lake City are the John R. Parks building at the top of the arch on the University of Utah campus, and the Senator Thomas Kearns mansion on South Temple at Sixth East. When Senator Kearns died r his widow moved to Reno, use as a governor's residence. The legislature, of which I was a member at the time, passed a resolution of acceptance and thanks. Representative Granger, Senator Gritfin and I were appointed to make a study of the gift. Our report to the legislature stated that it might cost as much as fifty thousand dollars to make necessary changes 50
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Identifier 066_Sanpete Oolite.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 23
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324463
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sq8xj8/324463