A True Pioneer Cowboy

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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
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323735
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Title A True Pioneer Cowboy
Description Mr. Sorenson has had many close calls, but only one serious accident while in the saddle. One of his closest calls came when his horse slipped on a frosty, oiled street and jumped quickly before George could release one foot from the stirrup. He was dragged some seventy-five yards and kicked several times by the running horse, had his head bumped up and down on the pavement, then he wiggled his foot out of his riding boot and escaped with only bad bruises. He admitted though, that he thought he had taken his last ride except maybe one in a funeral coach. He took a short vacation from the saddle 1n the winter of 1947 after his horse fell on him. He was taken to the hospital where he underwent bone surgery to mend a badly broken leg. As soon as the cast was on and he was released, he was back in the saddle again. Hi5 most recent experience which was a near fatality, happened last fall when he was on the cattle drive on the range in the Manti mountains. George's horse lost his footing on a side hill. He reared suddenly and because it was unexpected, Mr. Sorenson was thrown off, landing on his head» He rol1ed on down the si ope through scrub oak and rocks. After regaining his composure and wiping the blood from his head, he mounted his horse expecting to continue on the drive. The other cattlemen insisted on his going home and wanted to as if he had been insulted; "When I can't get back the way I came, I'll call it quits and I expect to have many more years in the saddle." He rode back to town on his horse, but refused to see a doctor. He was in much pain, but insisted he was air itjht. made his head hard which protected him from more serious injury. When George was eighteen years old, he went to Sunnyside, Utah on a cattle drive. He was standing in front of tne town saloon waiting to meet the cowhands in his party so they could start the trek back home. Four riders rode up and dismounted their horses. Three of them went into the saloon while the fourth held the horses by the reins. George walked over to the fellow who was holding the horses and started asking questions about the handsome buckskin stallion. The fellow answered casually and curtly and rather evasively. When George kept prodding, the man became nervous and said, -91-
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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 323616
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