An Odd Incident on the Old D & RGW

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 17
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
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Title An Odd Incident on the Old D & RGW
Description additional deaths daily was terrifying. On several occasions wa saw the Jacobs Mortuary hearse, with its two white horses, pass our house. Death had claimed other victims from our neighborhood. In spite of the sorrow around us, we felt blessed. He were being provided with food, fresh milk and water. TJncle Henry was taking good care of the animals. Days passed, We weathered the sickness. Finally one by one we were freed of the fever and we were well again. There had been no after-effects. Our family was intact. No one missing, but we felt sorry for the families that had lost one, two or even three members to the treacherous epidemic. Source: Personal recollections of the author. AN ODD INCIDENT ON THE OLD D * REtf Sherman H. Ruesch 3431 Enchanted View Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84121 Non-Professional Division Honorable Mention Personal Recollection My memories of the B & RGW branch line through Sanpete County go back to the time after World War I when I pulled my coaster wagon to the depot, loaded with two wooden 50-loaf crates of fresh bread that were destined for Marysvale or Panguitch or Ruby's Inn or Tropic. That was one of my daily tasks at my father's bakery„ I got to know the depot agent and the Moffats and the section hands and others who lived nearby. Later on--it was about 1929-I had another recollection of the D & RGW when I was a student at school in Salt Lake. This was when I was home-bound for the holidays with other students. We had fun on the train talking about and looking forward to Christmas at home. On the way back to 80
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