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Indicent at a Well

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 10
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1978
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6pz56z9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323735
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9

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Title Indicent at a Well
Description when I realized he had "been there" if I thought I needed help. Perhaps he knew that by carrying the milk, apparently alone, I would grow up a little by conquering childish fears- and discover again that my parents cared for me. Their wisdom and love I have remembered more than sixty years. Source: Vivid personal recollection INCIDENT AT A WELL Eleanor P. Madsen Ephraim, Utah Professional Division Honorable Mention Anecdote Before the turn of the century many families in Sanpete County depended on water drawn from wells for household use. The wells were usually "bricked up" two or three feet high, making a circular wall with a place for a bucket to stand on either side. The buckets were tied to a rope which went over a pulley under the slanting roof. The roof was about six feet above the circle of bricks around the well, supported by pillars on either side. Christoffer Iverson was one of the residents in Ephraim that had such a well. Since there were a number of young boys in the Iverson family, other young men often congregated at the Iverson home to play. On one occasion, Charley Iverson, who was then in his early teens, bet one of his friends that he could jump across the well in two jumps. He climbed up on the brick edge and proceeded to make good his dare. Charley made one jump and landed in the middle of the well, falling forty feet into the cold water. The boys shouted and screamed as they lowered a bucket into the well to get Charley out. -3-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323586
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323586