Rare Treasures from the Past

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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 Rare Treasures from the Past
Description planting, hoeing we found more of our treasures. It was most rewarding to find a tiny china doll arm, leg, body or head. These fragments ranged in size from one tiny body with stationary arms and legs, which was less than two inches high, to some parts which were larger than the midget body. One doll arm was made of bisque, a form of porcelain used in making statuettes. China dolls were very popular in the late eighteen hundreds and early nineteen hundreds. very spot many years ago. We found "commy" marbles - sometimes called "dough babies". They were homemade from molded clay and then baked, while others were made from sandstone smoothed and rounded. Bits of old Blue Willow4 china were scattered here and there, indicating that the occupants of this home lived in style. China was not easily obtained at that time. Imagine my surprise when I picked up an arrowhead while hoeing in the garden one summer day. It was broken but still an arrowhead, an evidence that the "Red Han" had also inhabited this land. Another day I found a second arrowhead. I wonder what their use had been. Had they been used in battle or shot from ambush at some "White Man's" back; or had they been sent to fell a deer or bear? One day I found a tiny doll cup, thimble size, and made of porcelain. Had some child played at keeping house and invited neighbors in to tea? Brigham tea was made from steeping stems of a plant found in the foothills nearby. It was discovered by Brigham Young. The tea was quite tasteless and also quite harmless. It may have been Mormon teach which was made by pouring hot water into a cup and simply adding sugar and milk or cream. A few years ago we decided to add a new room to our basement by excavating beyond what is now the furnace roofn. On a dirt ledge in the deep dark recesses under the ground level mug and a tarnished silver thimble. Had someone used this recess for a hiding place in times of danger? If all these articles could talk, how interesting it would be to hear their stories! Were precious pennies saved by little girls to buy China dolls when father went to Salt Lake City to General Conference? Had father and son made "conniy" -95-
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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 323705
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