The Train Whistle

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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 application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Train Whistle
Description The trains brought many exciting moments from the outside world to Manti. I remember the time the train came in bringing s theatrical troupe of actors and the scenery for the shows to be held in Felt's Pavillion. The trains brought to Manti traveling salesmen with their suitcases full of samples. The local hotels provided sample rooms, so the salesmen could display their merchandise. I remember the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints missionaries coming home from their missions that had taken them to faraway lands with their different customs and languages. Many stud-to school, all traveling by train. Once I remember the sheriff had a prisoner. The man had his hands fastened behind him. The sheriff was talcing him to the Sanpete County jail that was behind our courthouse. There he was locked in until his trial. I remember the day very well when the Utah National Guard had been called to active duty and they were leaving by train. They were going to and from there to the war zones. of our country, carrying personnel and war equip- One of the reasons for placing the factory here was supplies to manufacture the parachutes were shipped here by train, and the finished parachutes were shipped by train to wherever they were needed. The train also brought in extra workers and personnel that were needed. During the war years and several years after, the railroad was very useful; then automobiles became a source of transportation and the passenger train to and from Manti was discontinued. Then some years later the freight trains were replaced by large trucks and truck lines. So now we do not hear -a "train whistle." 66
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Identifier 079_The Train Whistle.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323489
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