Food, Fiber and Funds for our Forefathers

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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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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Food, Fiber and Funds for our Forefathers
Description FOOD, FIBER AND FUNDS FOR OUR FOREFATHERS Lois Broun Hand, Utah Non-Professional Division '"Take care of the sheep and they will Cake care of you." This The first settlers knew when they came into this valley they vould have to have food, clothing, And some cash when they cane r so most of them brought a few sheep to provide these necessities. Many enlarged their small flocks with sheep bought from Mexican herders of the 1800's, moat families possessed just a few sheep, so a town sheep provided nut just the necessities, but the wool and lambs growing families. Some of the sheep owners organized a cooperative there were about 125,000 head of sheep owned by people in Manti. from 1500 to 6,000 sl.eep. In 1891 the first national forests were formed; and the Manti National Forest was established in 1904. This was accomplished as a result of the transient herds of sheep and cous moving from New The sheep owners made a living from their sheep, but there was a sudden significant improvement in the industry during World War I. reproduce and buiid bigger herds. The price of wool went up to 75C a pound. the slumping military demand, the price of wool fell from 75c to 25C a pound. The sheep industry was in trouble, and then came the depression. Then the sheep business was in bad trouble. Prices had been so low that sheep owners had borrowed until they were deeply -68-
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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 323110
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