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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 05
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Sothern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1973
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6tm788q
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 323578
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q

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Title Ingenuity
Description At the near-by corral, Dan threw a blanket on the back of old Prince and put the bridle over his head. As he did so, his older brother, Dave, who lived across the next fence, called to him, "Where do you think you're going so early?" Dan answered abruptly, "Just up in the field." "Can't do any farming up there yet, it's all too wet, and boggy," said Dave, "We shall see. We shall see." Dan responded. Momentarily, man and horse were jogging along the rough road toward the upper field. Dave and Dan were homesteading ground in the fields west of Ephraim on the edge of the swamp. The spring run-off from the Sanpitch river made the ground in that area so wet and swampy that it was almost impossible to get on the land to plant anything, but Dan had an idea. He planned to make it work. As Dave went back to mending the fence, he shook his head in disgust, muttering to himself, "Wonder what he had in that bucket anyhow?" The sun was warm on Dan's back as he reached the field. For a minute he looked ruefully at the wet, soggy earth. Then instantly, he turned around on the horse, looking over Prince's tail a bit dubiously. Setting the bucket in the crook of his left arm, Dan gave the horse a firm pat and for the next half hour that horse went up and down the field with Dan dropping the potato pieces in the holes made by the footprints of the horse. References: Story told by Dan's son. 3
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Identifier 015_Ingenuity.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 5
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323512
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q/323512