Clarion, Utah

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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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Date Created 2005-03-01
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Title Clarion, Utah
Description estimated value of $45,000, were transferred to the new fund. With this backing, the leaders planned to float bonds amounting to ^150,000, paying 4 percent. Brown went ^ast to raise money, armed Jews in Salt Lake City raised 15,000 The Mormon Church, engaged in helping members exiled in Mexico, could give only $500.. In Chicago, Julius Rosenwald of Sears Roebuck Company promised to buy one half of the unsubscribed bonds if the Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Aid Society would purchase the other half. The Society refused. Discouraged, Rosenwald contributed S2,500.2 Though the land had originally been sold to the association, the understanding was that each family would move to its own 40-acre tract and farm individually rather than communally. The new Fund held all property and the State would not consider resurveying the land or changing the original agreement.J The colonists realized that a fatal mistake had been made and that the greater diligence and superior ability of some would not be rewarded. After a hard day's work in the fields, the men sat up long hours in abrasive debate over what management should or should not do. Hard feeling, divisiveness and weakness resulted. Nevertheless, they did not give up and, thanks to the support of Governor Spry, were granted by the Land Board delays in making payments. Another setback hit them in the summer of ln13 when a cloudburst struck in the night with high winds and torrents of rain. The storm was followed by a new sound, that of rushing water. In the morning they found that rain, wind and flood had flattened the crops and filled the fields with rocks. A beneficent nature had shown its other side and destroyed wheat for bread and seed. The colonists were the chief sufferers in the valley. Culinary water was still a problem There were no springs or streams. Raw canal water was not usable and a cistern built to hold it for settling broke soon after filling- Wells of 100-foot depth yielded poor water. Only the well on the Liebertnan farm had good water and it thus became the 46
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Date Created 2005-02-23
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