Growing Up in Mt. Pleasant

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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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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Growing Up in Mt. Pleasant
Description Broke the ice on Willie Winkler's pond in early spring for the first swim of the season. Thinned beets, milked cows, mowed and pitched hay and shocked oats on grandpa's farm. Instigated many dog fights. Saw many teams of horses run away and wreck various kinds of wagons and implements. Worked at the dipping corral on Fish Creek helping dip many Utah Valley up Spanish Fork Canyon to Old Tucker near Soldier Summit¦ Caucht hundreds of trout in mountain streams. Swam in Sanpitch River and fished for minnows. Drove jackrabbits in Lake Canyon for Cliff Draper sawmill. Sampled sugar beets ty there were. Hand raised 90 starvey lambs one spring. Picnicked and danced at Fiddlers Green. Danced at Armory Hall, Moon Winks, Moroni, Fairview and Ephraim. Played clarinet in holiday parades and in concerts by Henry Terry's band on the North Ward Church lawn on Sunday afternoons. Hauled coal by wagon from Huntington and Larsen coal nines. Raced for nickels and chased greased pig in July 4 contests. Ac ted in fns ny school and MIA home drafna plays. Got expel 1 eo from school for sampling food in the high school kitchen when banquets were being preparred, but repented and was in Pleasant Creek Canyon. Sluffed school one day each fall to noG up to norse Heaven and pick pine cones ft 1 led witLn pinenuts. Sold hot dogs in boy scout i)oo ths on holidays* Taught tenderfoot boy scouts to swin by throwing them into Res Anderson's pool . Tipped over bobsleigh on Sunday afternoon when whirling on depot corner. Helped tip over various structures and turn livestock out of corrals on Halloween. Got thrown off 1917 Ford by vulcanizing inner tubes with Shaler vulcanizer. Sold stamps in post office. Rode bicyble to Salt Lake and back over deep-dust roads with Ralph Ericksen. Raced Sanpete Swift train on our bicycles from Nephi up Salt Creek Canyon and beat it to Fountain Green. No one ever had a better boyhood. -114-
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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 323661
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