The Old Manti Mill

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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 The Old Manti Mill
Description THE OLD MANTI MILL Nora Mickelson Manti, Utah Second Place Poetry The builders, Sidwell and Spicer are gone, And so are the millers, Becker and Lund, But the four gray walls of the mill remain In a wild rough spot at the canyon's mouth. Just four walls where once were ground The grists brought by farmers from miles around, From half a score of country towns; Some located north and some south. A few loads of stone have been hauled away, Leaving the northeast corner free To stand or fall as the case may be. (If it falls there is no great loss) The millrace is dry and the flume is gone. The rusty old wheels no longer turn. Apart lie the "French Burr" grinding stones Which were purchased from Iceland at considerable cost. The aspen shingles, once sturdy and strong, Having long since yielded to the wind and rain Are scattered like leaves on the rocky terrain. The doors and the windows are woefully bare, The red pine floor boards are splintered and gray And have holes where the square nails have given way. A few have been pried up and carried away; No doubt to kindle a poor man's fire. No longer the sounds of "Gee," "Haw," "Whoa", Are heard floating down to the creek below, As the wagons are backed to the big north door, To be emptied and filled again. No longer is heard the piercing din of hard wheat hitting The metal bin. Or the resonant voices of country men Inquiring after the price of grain. 22
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Identifier 034_The Old Manti Mill.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 5
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323567
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q/323567