Logs, Rocks, and Adobes

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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 Logs, Rocks, and Adobes
Description skills of Che people, and their isolation determined the kind of houses they built.9 Adobe houses were ea3y to build, required no skilled labor, and could be quickly and cheaply built; therefore, adobes were used weather well unless covered by stucco ¦ Adobes were recommended ljy Brigham Young.10 Log houses were not popular in Ephraim or Manti. They were between the logs, and were fire hazards. More important, Brigham Young said they were "crude-looking and unattractive."11 lived in. Since the construction was exposed, we could easily see how it was built. Willow branches were nailed vertically to the horizontal log surface to serve as lath to hold the plaster. For The cabin had front and hack doors and a window on each side of the front door. The loft had a small doorway entered from an outside stairway. Sorae of the chinking between the logs was still visible. When a new community was to be settled, leaders and craftsmen furnished coo re pioneers to help colonize new places than any other In Nauvoo, brick had been the favorite building material. Feu houses were built of brick in Utah until brickyards were established in the I860'a. Because brick was expensive and required skilled labor. It only gradually replaced adobe, even though it was more durable." The largest percentage of houses in early Ephraim were built of stone; there whs much "float stone" which could be gathered and has loosened over the years and is in pieces that can be picked up without quarrying.11 Kow does this differ from the settlement of Cheater? Manti and Ephraim were settled at the dictate of Brigham Young into small towns enclosed in Forts, where small holdings of land were given to the colonizers by the towns' leaders. This was not true in Chester. Originally Chester was meadowland used by colonists of Mt. Pleasant, Moroni and Spring City.1 In 1869 the United States Land Office was opened in Salt Lake City, making it possible for land in Utah to be privately acquired by homesteadlng.16 In 1870 David Candland located a homestead in Chester; others followed. Even though the peace treaty with the Indians was made on September 7, 1872, there was enough Indian trouble that these homesteaders didn't move their -58-
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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 323136
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