The Flood - or When all Hell was Turned Loose

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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
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Language eng
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Title The Flood - or When all Hell was Turned Loose
Description THE FLOOD-OR WHEN ALL HELL HAS TURNED LOOSE Leo C. Larsen Mt. Pleasant, Utah Non-Professional Division about my early life, I pondered for a moment, cleared my throat and began- Let me tell you sbouc a devastating flash flood that nit Mt» Pleasant: and did an untold amount of damage to property and took sunnier of 1918." "It uas like all hell was turned loose. My brother Vernon and Daddy snd 1 were out at the farm irrigating our alfalfa hay. Rain began to fall, and as we took shelter in our barn, Daddy looked us that it might bring a flood, and a flood could mean trouble. He then told us that at about 18 years of age he had witnessed a ter- he set the water for the night and we would go home early." crack of the whip old Tlllie was off on a fast trot toward home. About half way home Daddy stopped the buggy to listen. We heard the fire bell ringing. In those days when there uas a fire or an emergency of any kind, the fire bell was rung to warn the people of the emergency. He could also hear a faint roar towards the fountains and Daddy said he uas sure there uas a flood and it could be a big one." "As we reached the edge of town, we could see people hurrying in all directions, some in wagons, some an horses and others running on foot. A man on a horse came up to us and said to Daddy, 'Say, Fred, I don't know whether you can get home or not. They say nearly "I was sitting next to Daddy. I grabbed his arm and cried, Gee, Daddy, what will we do if we can't get across the creek and get home to Mamma?1" "He were soon at 3rd North. We could now smell the mud. We stopped briefly and talked to the people gathered there. One said, 'It's terrible!1 Another, "What a mess!" Still another, 'It's just like all hell is turned loose, led by the Devil himself!' Someone said that we might get across the channel on 2nd East by Tobe Cand-land's home." t79-
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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 323176
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