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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 11
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1979
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323200
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Description RIFFLING PAGBS Mary Louise Seamons Grem, Utah Non-Professional Division First Place Anecdote School was one place Bothilda liked to go. Exciting-sonetimes sir Is pigtails or un Eying their sashes* Although her teacher was strict and it was often difficult to get to the crowded one-room Schoolhouse, Bothilda enjoyed learning to read, to write, to do her numbers. And Bothilda had another reason for liking school: She vas one of the feu pupils who owned her own schoolbook. That book was one of her treasures. She would rather give up her new dress-the one with the pretty bow at the side of the drop waist-or even her shoes which she frequently carried In her hand while whJfcj^g to save the leather of the soles than to give up heir book. To get to school, east and south of her home,1 Bothilda had to cross Pleasant Creek, the usually small, docile stream from hone there was a bridge for wagons and carriages where State Street Bothilda's home where a pole had been placed for foot traffic with another pole about three feet higher for a hand-hold. Bothilda crossed by encircling the upper pole with one arm, sliding her £eet carefully along the bottom pole, and, under her other arm, clutch-Ing her precious book to keep it from falling into the water below. Moat days this wasn't too difficult for an agile young girl, but in the spring when flood waters from rapidly melting snow above the little settlement rose high enough in the streambed to slosh vet spring day as Bothilda edged across the mud-slickened pole, her foot slipped. Grabbing with both hands for a firmer hold, she lost her book. Tearfully she watched the riffling pages as the book floated out of her reach on the crest of the muddy flood waters.2 llhe home Bothilda lived in at that tlae was near where the Rex Seely home now Is; the school was near the Helen Bohne home. 2Story told many times to the author and to the author's mother by Bothilda Hansen Frandsen (1866-1948), grandmother of tha author. Through the rest of her nearly eighty-three years she floated downstream. Though many other books came into her life -52-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 11
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 323089
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