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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
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 The Legend of Pete Poker
Description -he plains to Zion. On their long j ourney, when ,'eter got tired of walking, his mother encouraged several horses, and a new one would have to be fashioned with an appropriate piece of wood found along the trail. While going through Nebraska, Peter was sent The owner of the farmhouse wanted to buy Peter and offered Peter's father $200.00 in gold. Of course the offer was refused, but Peter said he was wishing The Handcart Company arrived in Salt Lake City on September 13, 1857. The children attended In the spring of 1858 the Mads Jensen family move to G o s hen and lived toere in an old mud fort* They stayed until April of 1862, then moved to Mount Pleasant. There they took up farming. Peter's formal education consisted of reading, "writing, and elementary arithmetic. When he was nineteen he left home because he and riis father were having trouble getting along. He was extremely ambitious and could always find a nob. He worked for both the Onion Pacific and Central Pacific railroads and at Promertory Point. Peter hauled lumber in the canyons east of Salt Lake City. He also worked on a farm for a Bishop Kesler from 1869 to 1871. His pay was board, washing, mending, and five dollars a month. Next he worked at freighting into East Canyon and then went to work in Nevada, burning charcoal for a smelter. He and a pal staked out a mining claim, but because of financial backing, had to give it up. The mines and smelters in Ely, Nevada, were his next employment, and in 1876 he was employed irrigating a farm in White river valley. He then worked for three more years in the mines in Tybo, Nevada. In 1879 he returned to Mount Pleasant. He was nearly twenty-nine years old when he started dating a sweet young thing by the name of Ann America 89
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Identifier 102_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 323479
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zc810f/323479