A Certain Week End in 1895

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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 A Certain Week End in 1895
Description A CERTAIN WEEK END IN 1895 Dorothy Jacobs Buchanan Richfield, Utah In my keepsake chest I have many items which I hope my children and grandchildren will someday enjoy as I have done. Chief among these treasures is a brown and grey notebook, opening horizontally, which has on its cover the picture of a round faced little girl holding a solemn-eyed cat in her arms. Under the picture in faded ink is the name of the owner of the notebook, my mother who was 13 years old in that year of 1895. Clearly, this is a school composition book, neatly written in a flowing Spencerian Script, with the index of its 17 selections carefully recorded on the inside of the cover. Evi-dently most of the compositions were reproductions of stories and essays which had been read in class under the direction of the teacher, Mr. George Chirstensen. Some of these selections are, "Robert Bruce and the Spider," "Christmas Carol," "The Boy and the Wolf," Etc. The one exception to this pattern is an original composition by my mother entitled, "A Trip to Ephraim." As my mother's family had relatives in Ephriam there was considerable visiting back and forth between Ephraim and Mt. Pleasant, particularily in the summer season. The trip, itself, was a definite undertaking. It was a gala day for my mother and her family when they drove to Ephraim to visit and spend the night. (They never thought of attempting to return the same day.) When all of the family made the journey, they rode in Grandfather's white topped surrey, but after the advent of the D&RG Railroad in 1890, when a child was allowed to go alone, he was privileged to travel "on the cars." I open this notebook to page 16 and re-read the faithfully written account of my mother's trip to her beloved Ephraim as follows: 5
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 5
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323516
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q/323516