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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
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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Description Very often while we were playing in the warm room, it was snowing outside. Pa would take the broom and sweep the steps as we had to go to our bedrooms upstairs on the outside stairway. We Pa built a sleigh for us kids to ride in. He would hitch Old Roan to the sleigh and make a large circle around inside our 160-acre farm. He would make the first trail to avoid rocks and brush. Then the faithful horse would follow the trail and we would spend a happy day driving and enj oying the beautiful winter day. The sleigh had a nice seat for two or three of us, the little ones by our feet. Mother would have heated rocks to keep our feet warm. With plenty of blankets, we were always warm and comfy as we spent many happy ''ays going round and round the farm. Pa would flood a piece of ground with water to make a skating rink for us to enjoy* He felt it safer to skate on the flooded ground than on the Andrew Jensen reservoir which may have thin places of danger. We loved to walk the pole fence that Pa had around his farm. He didn't say so, but we knew he put the largest pole on top to make it easier for us to walk on them. Pa had horses he would let us kids ride horseback. He would put a good bridle and blanket on each horse. He felt saddles were dangerous. He used a good surcingle to hold the blanket firm and give us a strong hand hold in case of need. We loved to ride through the fields and often he would take us with him and Mother into the beautiful mountains. This was very special to us, as it meant a good long ride and a delicious picnic somewhere in the shade. The 24th of July was usually spent in the mountains. Church members would take their families and spend the day at "Durfee' s meadow. What a thrill to look back down the dusty road and see the long string of wagons coming, making a great dust as they traveled. When they reached the meadow, they formed a circle as the pioneers did. Here the women sat on wagon tongues and talked while the men played 73
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
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