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The Sanpete Valley Creeper

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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 The Sanpete Valley Creeper
Description And when we walked down Main Street, in our new dresses. Those who sat and watched speculated as to who we were And we felt important. When we drove up to Grandma's house, She was always sitting by the window watching for us. And Mama said, "Now run inside And give Grandma a big kiss." in her face and hands. 1 told hep a nursery rhyme one8 about Little Joan who said When nobody's with me I'm always alone. And Grandma laughed so hard She went out in the back yard and caught a chicken And chopped off its head, And we watched it flopping around, and making clucking noises Without any head. Grandma talked a lot about dying, She said, "Now don't you boys fix that too good, Or I won't want to die." THE SANPETE VALLEY "CREEPER" Ruth D. Scow Manti, Utah Senior Citizen Division First Place Historical Essay The Sanpete Valley Railroad was built around 1880 between Nephi and Coalbed (Wales, Utah). Later its rails were taken and reused to bring the little train to Horom. rroffl there its rails were laid to Manti, and then to the Morrison coal mines above Sterling, Utah. This railroad was unique by today's standards, as it was built with a narrow guage track three feet wide. Many colorful and interesting stories about the Sanpete Valley train (often dubbed the Sanpete "Creeper") have survived the years, until at times they seem almost folklore. Was the track a bit -106-
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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 323723
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323723