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Title Fitzgerald Famly Stories
Personal Names Fitzgerald, John W., 1907-1998
Creator Fitzgerald, John W., 1907-1998
Date Digital 2004-06-24
Type Text; Image
Format image/jpeg
Format Creation Scanned at 300 dpi on Epson Expression 1640 XL flatbed scanner. Files saved as uncompressed TIFF. Resized to 1000 pixel-width JPEG images with Photoshop CS.
Language eng
Rights Management Digital Images copyright 2004, Univerity of Utah. All rights reserved.
Scanning Technician Charles Nielson
Metadata Cataloger Charles Nielson
ARK ark:/87278/s6k0727d
Setname uum_jwfc
Date Created 2005-09-12
Date Modified 2017-09-11
ID 204348
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k0727d

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Title uu_fitzgerald2_p008
Description i h en t h p v f i r pa p h pd hnfm-R f.hf^irfitnrnfirl and the thirst of 1",hp, travelers down the fe-HnenlHnlc with thp. aid of her father finn mother. aoiita. Tnngnes were swollen, eyes became bloodshot, They were sty . eeks on thp onean hfi?it of t'rip summer__ann hfia t msmi 1 p,s«1 y d o v,<n__upon t tie 13 v tra i n they traveled from T\!'ew York to Io*:!'a City. Iowa : siif fpri ng paints. Tn s n ea k i* n f' of thin ha TT'ovi ne experience w h < f.hptr form fid i n p. n m n a n i p. s t o m a k e t t r p. k t o t h p. 1 ater Raid. "T have seen strong men fall nnnn the Thp.y na d p. or hnnrhh ha nd o.r, rts in which they nut [ p-ronnd - tongues and throats so swollen that the'/ could .not their "rovi si ons for their walk across the plains. Travel in sneak, almost to the point of death from the lack of v:-:,ter: lie-ht. they s one tiroes di.dn^t have anf f icieji.t "provisions. and I have seen women who ,-ere : babies wet their hnt for avvhi 1 p. they nasr.ed fa rrnhonses, where supplies ooul d : hushand*s lips vn th milk from their breasts to help Iceep be bour:ht. Hardships and rationing bef:;an when the last them alive until the water cane.___'<< h e n v;a t e r d id come, the f & rrnh o u r-.e p a ssed. V:'hen it rained 3 the handcarts v;oul d thirst of so,"e was so >c:reat that they drank too rrruch and h-TlV? to bf? through nnlcip. ¦ .p.p- At rl i p,d the resul t. " Other times pd p.ornhined to ..inkp. the miles gone The Riiriinp.r v./a s pa ,q s i n g } a n d__they kept w-lk-ing3 wa Iking over in one day very few indeed. At night when the camr)- pushing and pulling. More than one woman had lost her f j y 1 i c- h t p d nmhahl \r a violin would be heard, til en Jiusband on the way, so tv/o women woul d hel n each other over niii d ;aing some T"el sh son,' s . and soon all the the trail and up and down the hills. bo the handcart compa 'a ny VlQUlcl pj p.n'n £T TvTpny snnh days cnr.'p, and went' oh. TVfany times they v/ere stonped by herds of buffalo da if sorrow when some Weak child or babe would be left passing. Buffalo meat helned out in their food problems. t.hp v~'pi \t with nerhans onl v a fev1 rocks to Sometimes.at ni^ht when.it rained and the wind blew7, everyo rie m g. r* \r it. Q r» p ci ¦)-. 1 n c n 1 - P. P - tvouI d he renuired to hold their tents to tcp.fir them from n-ft.pn and the Hri r her ace were called, mon to hlowinp1 over rirovisions dfp.n chert or Insf. ,q nd thp buffalo chins to make fires. It was on one of these p "would suffer p. t p. p p. d i n,-° 1 F!i p.kn p. .¦¦; s f\ nd d p..n t h th.^t 9,-avrh spw her first Indian. Clad only in the result -oin pJoth md parrying a rifle he cal ml y, sta 1 ked over Thp journey ended when the company arrived in Rait thp riT-m nf a hill and was lost to view. .Sarah made the fiitv October ? 1 The W11 T1 srna the fi rst wi nter statement th^t. was the first Tndi.an I saw, it in in r.ity.__Later the family moved to yipcgntt-. t.hp last .-in p. ,t 33rd .?nn t-.h.___ffo rah p. t this t i m e s t, a r t e d_to 1 hnk for work to After entering the hounds of Wyonming their water gave hel p out financially pt h She walked from HillCreek, wagons v.;ere sent back for more buy days South, and came to what is nov; the Draper and Pivprtnn
Format image/jpeg
Setname uum_jwfc
Date Created 2005-09-12
Date Modified 2005-09-12
ID 204318
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k0727d/204318