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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
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 A True Pioneer Cowboy
Description When riding, he and his companion, Nels, took turns preparing the evening meal. They surprised each other, not telling what the «ntree was until they had finished eating. This gave them variety which included skunk, squirrel, rattle snake, porcupine, rodents and scrambled bird eggs. When Nels had an abcessed tooth, George extracted it using a pair of pliers. Nels returned the favor when George suffered from a toothache. Mr. Sorenson was hired by the state Agriculture Commission a$ the county brand inspector adn served in this capacity for saying this was nonsense--that he was too young to retire and because he knew every brand in the county, they would not be able to find a man to replace him. The state agreed to let him stay on a few more years. When he was seventy-five years old they put pressure on him and said it was absolutely necessary to retire him as the law was opposed to a man of his age still holding a government job. Again Mr. Sorenson wrote them a lettler citing cases where politicians seemed to be sitting in their chairs and drawing big salaries. He argued that he was active and capable of doing a good job and pleasing all of the livestock men with whom he worked. He challenged then by telling them if they could find a man in Sanpete County who knew the would relinquish the job. Mr. Sorenson didn't hear any more concerning this matter until he was eighty-two years old when they finally outsmarted him. The state department planned a retirement party for him and invited everyone in the county. They had an honorary program and reviewed his life activities. He received a When Mr. Sorenson arrived home from the party he said, "That was a nice program. It did me honor. I guess that winds up my brand inspection job, but 1 could have carried on for another ten years." When asked if he felt old, Mr. Sorenson replied, "No, I've still got a lot of 'get up and go'. I'd rather be eighty-seven years young than to be forty-seven years old. When the final round-up does call, then I'll be ready to mount -93-
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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 323618
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323618