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The Legend of Pete Poker

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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
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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 The Legend of Pete Poker
Description The dirt road down the lane to my house had about two inches of mud under heavy new snow. For of the lane so he wouldn't get stuck. He "walked" me the remaining distance to my home. Hy Dad' s barn stood fey the roadway about half"* way between the lane and the house. It had weathered a half-century of winters with heavy snow, so no one paid any attention to the sagging timbers and wea t her-beaten boards bancjino loose in the wind. On that particular night, my friend and I were returning from a High School basketball game between North Sanpete and Wasatch Academy. We were filled with enthusiastic school spirit, the RAMS having won the game. In a jovial gesture, my friend scooped up a heavy, wet snowball and threw it at the barn as we passed. In that instant the roof of the barn, laden with snow, collapsed with a loud crash. We were stunned. How could a snowball cause such a disaster? My Father was a stern man and unintentionally evoked fear in some young people. Like a scared rabbit, my friend hurried back to his truck and home. I went in and quietly to bed. Early the next morning I watched my Dad put on iixs boots, a vest/ coat, cap/ mittens, and re- luctantly go out to do the chores. In a few minutes he was back in the kitchen shouting, "The barn caved in during the nighti but the cows are all right." He had stationed them in the stable the night before. I decided to let well enouoh alone a no kept trie secret of the snowball for more than twenty years. THE LEGEND OF "PETE POKER" Yulene A. Rushton 4120 West 3100 South West Valley City, Utah 84120 First Place Historical Essay In terms of modern slang, Pete Poker could 87
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Identifier 100_The Legend of Pete Poker.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323477
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zc810f/323477