Hello, New World

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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 Hello, New World
Description By train and boat they went from Stockholm, via Copen-hagen and Hull to Liverpool to join other European Saints on the steamship "Wyoming." Each of the children was given a piece of baggage to carry, little Clara being responsible for the box containing her father's high silk hat (which he never again wore in the rough pioneer country to which he was going but which came in handy for local theatricals.) Amanda carried the brass bucket of odds and ends needed for the journey... two bundles that were feather beds and a green wooden box contained all else they would bring of their old home to the new. The voyage was rough, all were seasick, but worst of all the baby Othalia seemed to contract some malady, "Oh, dear God," prayed Johanna, "Is this a punishment or a test? Please don't let my baby die so we need to bury her in the ocean. She is too tiny to be put in that vast expanse. I won't ask for her life if she was only loaned to us for awhile...but don't let her die on the ocean." Her prayer was answered. The long ocean journey was over. Landing at Castle Gardens was so strange. Johanna felt deaf and dumb. She could understand no one, no one could understand her. People passing by glanced only casually at the immigrants with their baggage and bundles huddled in the small park at the pier. This was a commonplace sight in New York. It was very hot, a heat they had never felt, but it was good to be on immioveable earth again. "Can we get milk?" Johanna asked, "Milk and fruit and soft bread for my children." This was secured and they had a little feast sitting among their belongings. "Our first meal in our new country," said Anders. Johanna thought of the last milk they had tasted. It seemed long ago. A short delay, then began the long train journey across America. The children were fascinated by the great country they saw going by the train windows. The last of August they arrived in Salt Lake City. People were friendly but Johanna could only wearily smile her friendliness back. The baby had been sick all the way and three terrible days after their arrival she died; with heartbroken resignation they buried 35
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Identifier 047_Hello, New World.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 5
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323527
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q/323527