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Pioneer Trees and Flowers

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1987
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6zc810f
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323501
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zc810f

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Title Pioneer Trees and Flowers
Description and close its mouth as we wished it to. A few flowers were in her window. How she nursed and carefully protected her white, pink or red geraniums. In her south window sills she had other plants, such as fushia, petunias, Martha Washington and ivy. Her herb garden consisted of chives, sage and dill. Hops and yarrow grew everywhere, giving flavor and vitamins to her homemade beer, cheese, and pickles. I remember the fields: how we loved to gather late summer as we watched the cows. The meadows wade through the swamps to gather. It wasn't so bad except when a leech or bloodsucker would fasten furnished us jumping ropes and stick horses. Often an uncle would make a whistle from a willow. We would march as if we were Souss s band. Wildrose berries and milkweed furnished us beads, and baby dolls in a cradle, and snow balls from their seed. The beautiful red-winged blackbird was master of the meadow. The musical call of the meadowlark, swallow darting here and there, the bluebird and robin lined the fences, the mournful call of the mourning dove and the eerie hoot of the owl added to our pleasure of the meadows. I remember the many trees, the tall lombardy poplar, which was a landmark for Mormon towns all through Utah, Nevada and Idaho. Its quick growing made it useful for shade, and its soft wood was made into spoons, butter molds, stools, and water troughs; even chairs and other furniture were made from its wood. It was used for kindling. Its long straight trunks made gooo fences; now we 1oved to walk these pole fences. It was such fun to climb the countryside. The hardy cedar trees were ornamental as well as useful for firewood. The native Cottonwood tree lined the irrigation ditches and creeks and gave welcome shade to animals. Their see . 83
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Identifier 096_Pioneer Trees and Flowers.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323434
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zc810f/323434